Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Costa Rican Exports up by 20% in January

By the Tico Times

Costa Rican exports in January topped $836 million, the equivalent of an 18.6 percent increase over the same month in 2011, the Foreign Trade Ministry reported Monday. Exports in January 2011 totaled $705 million.

“January’s export numbers were excellent. As in 2011, we are continuing to see growth in many sectors and an increase in export markets," Foreign Trade Minister Anabel Gonz├ílez said. “If this trend continues, 2012 will be a great year for the export sector and for the Costa Rican economy.”

North America remains Costa Rica's biggest market, with 43.4 percent of Costa Rica's exports, a total of $363 million. The European Union follows, with 17 percent of Tico exports, or $142 million, followed by Central America with 14.6 percent, or $122 million.

By the Tico Times

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