Costa Rica: Exports Up 6% in 2018

Because of the performance of the manufacturing sector, last year the country reported $11.312 million in foreign sales, 6% more than in 2017.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The latest report from Costa Rica's Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer), details that last year exports of precision and medical equipment represented 29% of total sales and recorded an 18% increase compared to what was reported in 2017.

Procomer's report details that sales in the agricultural sector made up 25% of total foreign sales reported in 2018 and did not register variations compared to the previous year.

Exports of the Pharmaceutical Chemical sector and those of Electrical and Electronics reported good performance, as between 2017 and 2018 recorded a 5% and 15% increase respectively.

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