Costa Rican construction outstrips rest of economy

Construction is growing faster than the economy as a whole in Costa Rica, and a flood of foreign investment appears to be behind it.

Monday, May 26, 2008

The government's monthly index of economic activity reveals a wide gap between construction and other sectors, with export growth slowing notably in the face of financial difficulties in the United States.
"Industry's exports have been slowing down in recent months and growth has slowed too in agriculture," said the economist Luis Mesalles.

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