Costa Rican exports depend less on the United States
The marketing of Costa Rican goods in the US went from 47% of country's total exports in 2003 to 35% in 2007.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Products such as medical equipment for IV infusions, gold coffee (top quality), pineapples, and foods such as breads, sauces, etc., continue to sell in the EU, but their sale is now stronger in Asia, Central America and even the European Union, according to information from the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer).
In the first three months of this year, Guatemala exported 849.77 million dollars worth of goods to the United States, an 11.71 per cent increase over the same period of 2007, despite the prospect of a slowdown in the U.S. economy.
Exporter and the government expect that demand will not dry up due to the global situation.
The chief economist at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE), Pablo Rojas, said that the regions possibilities for export to the United States continue to be favorable despite the economic recession that is affecting the country to the north.
In U.S. restaurants tropical fruits at are fast becoming favorites.
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