Commercial deficit increases by 17% in Panama

The deficit in the balance of payments (exports and imports) during the first trimester rose by 17% to $769.5 million.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

From January to March, the balance of services grew 12.2% and had a positive balance of $768.1 million, "this compensates the deficit in goods by 99.8," the Comptroller General of the Republic pointed out.



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Up to the month of October the trade deficit was $3.958,2 million, $728,8 million more than in the same period in 2010.

According to information from the Central Reserve Bank, imports amounted to $8.452,6 million against $4.494,4 million worth of exports.

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Costa Rica: Trade Deficit Diminishes in January

February 2009

Reflecting the greater decline of imports compared to exports, the trade deficit of Costa Rica showed an annual contraction of 53% in January.

In the report, "Today in the Market," the Department of Investment Analysis and Strategy at Aldesa indicated:

"According to the figures from the Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR), in January, imports showed an annual contraction of 33%, while exports fell 17%.

Costa Rica badly hit by worsening terms of trade

July 2008

Costa Rica has been paying more for its imports in recent years while the prices of its exports have failed to keep pace.

Taking the year 2000 as a basis of 100, Costa Rica's terms of trade fell to 91.9 in 2004 and 84 last year, said Finance Minister Guillermo Zúñiga. "And if we measure it now, I'm sure the figure will be lower still," he added.

Costa Rica's May trade deficit is record US$601 million

June 2008

Costa Rica's trade deficit in May was a record $601 million. Exports were US$889 million against imports of US$1.5 billion.

The deficit reflected rising prices of raw materials and the slowdown in the US economy. But imports of consumer and capital goods were up too, along with construction materials. Despite higher prices, rising demand led to an increase in oil imports.

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