Costa Rica: Current account deficit doubles

The gap between the accumulated import and export of goods and services for the last four quarters that ended in June 2008 doubled in comparison to the same period from the year before.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The gap for the last four quarters ended June 2008 was $2.56 billion, double the accumulated total for the last four quarters ended June 2007.
Just in the first semester of the year the deficit reached $1.38 billion, triple the amount for the first semester of the previous year which was at $396 million.

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