FDI Increases 23% in Costa Rica

Between April and June Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the country increased by 23% compared to the same period of 2009.

Friday, October 1, 2010

According to Central Bank data from April to June 2009, FDI was $272 million, while in the same period of 2010 it reached $335 million.

"This is the second consecutive quarter in which these investments suffer and increase over the same period last year, after the declines suffered during the crisis" reports Patricia Leiton of Nacion.com; she adds "The investment was sufficient to cover current account deficits of the second quarter, which stood at nearly $ 312 million."

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FDI in Costa Rica Equal to 2011

January 2013

The latest report by the Central Bank of Costa Rica, indicates that in the first nine months of 2012, foreign direct investment (FDI) matched that of 2011.

Up to September 2012 $1.60 billion was recorded, which is close to the $1.60 billion from the same period in 2011.

"The Central Bank included in the FDI statistics new companies coming to the country, and the expansion of operations of those already on their soil, or acquisitions of other companies or assets.

More FDI for All of the Region in 2011

May 2012

Foreign Direct Investment in 2011, in millions: Panama - $2,790, Costa Rica - $2,104, Honduras - $1,014, Guatemala - $985, Nicaragua - $460, El Salvador - $386.

Notable for its importance to the respective economies, is the growth of the arrival of foreign direct investment in Nicaragua, which increased by $460 million compared to 2010.

El Salvador Raised $542 million in FDI in 2011

January 2012

Up to September 2011, the country received a net income of $541.7 million on account of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), $95 million more than in the same period in 2010.

A press release from the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador reads:

From January to September 2011, El Salvador received a total net income of $541.7 million on account of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), higher than the $94.9 million in the comparable period of 2010, according to the Management and Studies of Economic Statistics of the Central Bank.

Foreign Direct Investment in Central America

October 2011

In the first six months of 2011, Panama received $1,426 million, 17% more than in the first half of 2010. Costa Rica received $1.057 million (+45%), Honduras $486 million (+15%), Guatemala $485 million (+54%), El Salvador $376 million (+1404%), and Nicaragua $284 million (+30%).

A report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), confirms the upward trend in foreign direct investment (FDI) which has been recorded since 2010, for all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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