Export of bananas, pineapples, and coffee grow in Costa Rica

These items topped foreign sales for the agriculture sector, and have increased during the first 10 months of 2008 by at least 12.04% in general.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Data from the Foreign Trade Promoter (Procomer) indicate that between January and October of this year, Costa Rican agricultural exports reach $1.8 billion, or 12.04% more than the $1.6 billion recorded for the same period in 2007.

Banana sales abroad, the country's main export, totaled $569.8 million ...



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