Costa Rican economic growth slows to 5.8 percent

The rate of economic growth has slowed down in Costa Rica, according to central bank figures published Monday.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

During the first quarter, the nation's gross domestic product grew by 5.8 percent compared with the same period of last year. The growth rate is the lowest in eight quarters.

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Guatemala lowers growth estimates

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The Bank of Guatemala revised their growth estimates for 2008 to 4.3% which is lower than the 4.8% predicted in April and the initial 5.3% in January.

The Bank acknowledged that the national economy is slowing down due to adverse international conditions, the high price of oil, food and raw material.

Nicaraguan GDP drops in 2008

November 2008

The growth of the Nicaraguan economy at the end of 2008 will be lower than that of 122 other developing countries.

Even the GDP of Sierra Leone which was the lowest on the Human Development Index will be 2.5% higher than the estimate figure for Nicaragua.

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Cepal warns of smaller growth in Guatemalan economy

August 2008

After reaching a growth of 5.7% in 2007, the economy suffered a strong slowdown to the point where CEPAL is projecting a growth of 4.3% for 2008 and 4.0% in 2009.

The slowdown of the economy comes with an increase in inflation, which means there will be an increase in the monetary policy interest rates, and this will in turn cause the growth of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to shrink.

Costa Rican GDP Down 2.3%

September 2009

In the second quarter of 2009, the country's Gross Domestic Product dropped 2.3% when compared to the same period of 2008.

The most affected sectors were industry, commerce, restaurants and hotels, and construction.

"GDP fell 2.3% in the second quarter when compared to last year, while it had dropped 0.8% in the first quarter", reported

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