Peru Grows as a Consumer Market

Peru's economy has improved in the last years, specially its services sector, causing an important increase in consumption.

Monday, August 3, 2009

This was one of the findings of a study by Costa Rica's exports promotion agency, which pointed out opportunities for Costa Rican as well as regional exporting companies.

"Some companies are already taking advantage of the South American country's market. They are well positioned brands, mainly in the food, construction products and metals sectors", reported "Emmanuel Hess, Procomer's General Manager, considers that Peru could become a central axis of a Costa Rican strategy for entering Andean Community countries."

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Costa Rica bets on new markets

February 2009

Authorities in charge of foreign trade say that "a lot of creativity" will be needed to increase sales. reports that "Markets in China, Cuba, Nicaragua and Panama are the new bets for Costa Rican exports...

This is according to the general manager of the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (Procomer), Emmanuel Hess, who, along with the minister of foreign trade, Marco Vinicio Ruiz, present the 2009 working plan to the press..."

2011 Foreign Trade Statistics of Costa Rica

May 2012

A detailed statistical compilation of Costa Rican exports in 2011 has been released.

From the Introduction of Foreign Trade Statistics Costa Rica, 2011, by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica:

The paper's main objective is to make a detailed compilation of statistics on Costa Rica’s foreign trade in 2011 with the purpose of analyzing the behavior of Costa Rican exports as well as performance according to the main variables of interest.

Fruit Pulp in High Demand in Peru

March 2015

Since 2011 the import of fruit pulp in the Andean country has seen average annual growth rates of 30%.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Imports of fruit pulps in Peru grew by 79% in 2014 compared to 2013, which adds to sustained growth seen since 2011 (on average 31% annually). Imports are mainly from the USA, Brazil and Argentina.

Opportunities in Italy for Canned Tuna

August 2013

Despite being a major producer of canned tuna in Europe, Italians import 87,000 tonnes a year in order to meet domestic demand.

From an article by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):

Italy consumes a significant amount of tuna, in canned form and yellow fin and bluefin tuna, which is equivalent to about 141,000 tons per year, 2.3 kg per capita, valued at $1.47 billion.

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