Costa Rica: Foreign Trade Figures - I Semester 2017

Between July 2016 and June 2017, exports of precision and medical equipment, rubber, agricultural products, and metallurgical products increased by 15%, 8%, 7% and 23%, respectively, compared to the previous 12 months.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The sectors that showed the most notable growth in exports (July 2016 - June 2017 vs. July 2015 - June 2016) were precision and medical equipment, with an increase of US $347 million (+ 14.7%); the agricultural sector, which has continued to improve its performance after unfavorable climatic events in previous periods and showed an increase of US $193 million (+ 7.6%); metalmechanics, which recorded increased  sales, of US $72 million (+ 23.1%); the food industry, which sold US $41 million more (+ 4.4%); the electric and electronic sector, which increased by US $34 million (+ 6.4%); rubber which increased by US $19 million (+ 8.5%); and chemical-pharmaceuticals which sold US $15 million more (+ 2.4%).

From the Conclusions section of Procomer's report "Quarterly Analysis on the evolution of exports up to the second quarter of 2017"

Exports of goods accumulated in the 12 months between July 2016 and June 2017 amounted to US $10,313 million, which was US $763 million (+ 8.0%) higher than the amount registered between July 2015 and June of 2016, surpassing by US $1,257 million (+ 13.9%) the average of the last four inter-annual periods (July-June). 

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