Costa Rica: Exports Up 8%

The 8% increase in November 2017 was mainly explained by food and precision equipment and medical exports, which grew by 7% and 12%, respectively.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Procomer figures indicate that manufacturing exports grew by 11% and agricultural exports by 4%, while those in the metalworking sector increased by 33% compared to November 2016.

The total value exported up to November 2017 amounted to $9,873 million, and the interannual increase by type of regime was 11% for free zone exports and 5% for goods exported by the companies in the definitive regime.

See report by Procomer "Export figures up to November 2017" (in Spanish).

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