Historical low in the business confidence index in Costa Rica

The business confidence index dropped 17% withing the last year, according to the “Pulso Empresarial” survey by the Union of Chambers (Uccaep).

Friday, November 21, 2008

During the fourth quarter of 2007, the confidence index was at 7.27 out of a maximum of 10, while in the last quarter of this year, it fell to 6.04.

The confidence index measures the expectations of the productive sector for the fourth quarter of this year.

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Business Expectations at Historic Low

May 2018

In Costa Rica, between the first and second quarters of the year, expectations of business leaders fell by 4%, registering the lowest value in the last eight years.

The Research Institute of Economic Sciences at the University of Costa Rica reported that " ... The result of the global index of business expectations reveals in general terms that the optimism of business leaders weakened by 2.3 percentage points compared to the previous quarter, standing at 51.3 ... ".

Bad Score for the Solís Administration

April 2018

Business leaders in Costa Rica disapprove of the management of outgoing President Luis Guillermo Solís, who in four years was not able to propose convincing solutions to serious problems such as the fiscal deficit.

From a statement issued by the UCCAEP:

Costa Rica: Little Optimism for 2015

November 2014

Business confidence is still falling with complaints being made about the absence of an agenda which aims to improve the business climate in the country.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):

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Little Optimism Among Entrepreneurs in Costa Rica

November 2013

They recommend promoting improvements in areas such as legal certainty, procedures and infrastructure, in order to increase competitiveness and regain business confidence.

From a press release issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Enterprises (Uccaep):

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