What Can be Exported to Finland?

Sauces and preparations, flavorings for food, fruit preserves, animal feed and cleaning products are some of the goods where there are opportunities in the Finnish market.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

From the study "General Mapping of Finland", prepared by Procomer Costa Rica: 

Finland is the 13th economy of the European Union (GDP $251.176 mm, 2016, 5 times that of CR). It is recognized as the 3rd least corrupt state in the world, for its highly educated population (100% literacy) and also is highlighted in various indexes related to competitiveness, and innovation among other things.

It has a low population density (18 inhabitants / km2), a structure by age of more older adults than CR (21% +65 years vs. CR 9%), and in general a population with high purchasing power, which makes it prone to higher spending on leisure and recreation (11% vs. 2% CR of total spending up to 2016). 

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