Costa Rica’s Trade Deficit Grows 25%

December 8, 2006

Costa Rica’s trade deficit grew to $2.7 billion in the first 10 months of 2006, a 25% increase from the same period last year.

The Central Bank reported on its Web site that from January to October of this year, exports amounted to $6.8 billion, while imports reached $9.5 billion. Exports grew 17.4% while imports grew 19.5%.

The country’s main exports are digital circuits, parts for circuits, bananas, textiles and pineapples. The country’s main imports are raw materials for industry and agriculture, consumer and other goods and fuel.

 

Facebook Comments

You may be interested

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018
Tico Times Weekly Digest
78 views
Tico Times Weekly Digest
78 views

The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Oct. 15, 2018

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

In this week's episode of the Weekly Digest, a wrap-up of last week's heavy rains, plus more news from around…

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials
Guatemala
314 views
Guatemala
314 views

Guatemala Fuego eruption is over: officials

AFP - October 15, 2018

The most recent eruption of Guatemala's Fuego volcano ended Saturday, an official source said, with locals escaping a repeat of June's…

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’
Pic of the Day
273 views
Pic of the Day
273 views

October in Costa Rica: when the Caribbean comes a’callin’

The Tico Times - October 15, 2018

Costa Rica's Caribbean coast is famously exempt from many of the typical weather patterns in the rest of the country.…