Central America: Selected statistics series, graphics and statistical bulletins.

Central America: Selected statistics series, graphics and statistical bulletins.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Commerce, National Accounts, Balance of Payments, Public Finance, Inflation, Exchange Rate

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El Salvador: Foreign Trade Figures - I semester 2017

July 2017

The agriculture and manufacturing sectors accounted for the year-on-year growth of 4% in exports registered in the first half of the year.

Five groups of products accounted for 57.3% of exports: Underwear, clothing and other textiles and their manufactures (US $1,167 million), machinery, other electrical apparatus and equipment (US $152.6 million), unrefined sugar (US $134.3 million), plastic manufactures (US $90.3 million) and coffee including roasted or decaffeinated coffee (US $84.3 million).

Current Account Deficit Grows in Costa Rica

January 2011

The latest results in the Balance of Payments, for the third quarter of 2010 show a significant growth in external imbalance.

The current account deficit grew 70% over the second quarter of that year. The main source of the imbalance is the excess of imports over exports. This deficit is partly financed by the surplus in the balance of services and at the level of balance of payments it is usually funded with income from foreign direct investment and other surplus items in the capital and financial accounts.

Quality of Statistics in Costa Rica

February 2010

The International Monetary Fund has given a positive grade to Costa Rica in production of economic statistics.

According to the IMF Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes, economic data on national accounts, consumer and producer price indices, government finance, monetary, and balance of payments statistics, is correctly produced and communicated.

Global Macroeconomics Database

April 2009

You can find data on national accounts, inflation, unemployment, payment balance, fiscal indicators, international trade and raw material prices.

The IMF published a series of selected macroeconomic data and raw material prices by country and region, with a two year projection, as part of the statistical appendix to the biannual report on global economic prospects.

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