Costa Rican exports increased by 7.2 percent in January
Costa Rica’s export figures in January totaled $878 million, which represents an increase of 7.2 percent in the last 12 months, the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER) reported on Wednesday.
In a press release, PROCOMER said that “North America maintains its position as the main destination in the region for national exports, with 41.2 percent ($361.6 million), followed by the European Union with 17.3 percent ($151.5 million), Asia with 15.7 percent ($138.1 million), and Central America with 15.2 percent ($133.3 million).”
Microprocessor components remain the main export product, followed by pineapples, bananas, medical components and coffee, the report stated.
The amount of exports from Costa Rica totaled $ 16.8 billion in 2012, an increase of 8.9 percent over the previous year, according to PROCOMER.
You may be interested
Gardeners of the forest: The tapir in Costa RicaAlissa Grosskopf - October 18, 2018
Nai Conservation seeks to protect the endangered danta, or tapir, from growing human intervention. “We formed a collective: we believe…
Court rejects tax reform and asks legislators to eliminate four pointsLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - October 17, 2018
Costa Rica's Plenary Court has rejected the proposed tax reform bill in its current state and asked the members of…