Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Commercial Deficit Down 9.1% in January

March 16, 2007

Costa Rica’s commercial deficit last month registered 9.1% less than the $382 million reported during January 2006, according to statistics published on the Central Bank’s Web site, www.bccr.fi.cr.

Exports in January accounted for $707 million, a 31.3% growth over January of last year, and imports registered $1 billion, creating a commercial deficit of $348 million.

The country’s main exports are electric components for microprocessors, followed by bananas, medical equipment, pineapples, textiles and coffee.

Imports last month showed a 14.5% increase over the $921 million registered in January 2006. Prime materials for industry and agriculture, consumer goods and fuels are among the country’s main imports.

 

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 18
Costa Rica
5386 views
Costa Rica
5386 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Friday, September 18

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

Costa Rica announced 20 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 686, according to official data…

Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations
Costa Rica
768 views
Costa Rica
768 views

Costa Rica proposes tax measures as part of IMF negotiations

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The Costa Rican Presidency on Thursday announced the fiscal measures it will present to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as…

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns
Central America
1263 views
Central America
1263 views

Costa Rica expands network of tsunami-alert sirens in ocean towns

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 18, 2020

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) is installing tsunami-alert sirens in five Puntarenas towns, the institution announced this week. The communities…