The Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica

PROCOMER is a key institution and key ally of entrepreneurs in Costa Rica's export sector.

Friday, April 19, 2013

The Foreign Trade Promotion Office of Costa Rica has presented its report on the work of 2012, in a document entitled Institutional Report 2012.

From a letter from the CEO introducing the report:

The 2012 was an important year for Costa Rican foreign trade. The sustained growth of exports remained its rhythm and reached a rate of 8.9% in real terms, being U.S. $11.298 billion

For this year, 2504 direct exporters managed to place 4562 of their products in 147 countries.

Similarly, exports of services totaled U.S. $4.248 billion as of September 2012, which is an 11.8% increase compared with the same month in 2011.

The sum of the international business represents spoliation of U.S. $16.875 billion, which represents a historical record for the national economy and is more than the export targets, being 107% of what was proposed for this year.

In this context, PROCOMER's assistance to the foreign trade sector is essential. Through means of commercial information services, consulting and specialized training sessions, business advocacy, and facilitation and simplification of procedures, businesses trust PROCOMER to ensure success in their internationalization projects.



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Costa Rican Exports At $17 billion

January 2013

Foreign sales of goods and services in 2012 were at record levels, increasing by 8.9% compared with 2011.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Trade reads:

San Jose, January 21, 2013. Costa Rica exported $16.875 billion in goods and services in 2012, exceeding the target set for the period of $15.750 billion.

Export of Goods from Costa Rica

December 2012

Costa Rican exports of goods grew by 8.2% in November, from $9.657 billion in 2011 to $10.451 billion in the current year.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Trade in Costa Rica reads:

Costa Rican exports of goods grew by 8.2% in November, from U.S. $9.657 billion in 2011 to U.S.

Costa Rica: Exports of Goods Up 7.8%

November 2012

Two months before the end of 2012, exports of goods continued their positive momentum and amounted to $9.42 billion, surpassing the $678 million reported in the same period last year.

A statement from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office reads:

These is the data emerging from the monthly report on exports submitted by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER).

Costa Rica: Exports Continue to Grow

September 2012

Costa Rican exports of goods totaled $7.657 billion in the first eight months of the year, representing a 9.9% increase, or $687 million, compared to the same period in 2011.

A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Trade in Costa Rica (Comex)reads

San Jose, 20 September 2012.

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