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Economic Performance Indicators

Indicators of the future economy of Costa Rica such as GDP, Labor Force percentages, National Budget, Inflation Rates, Import and Export numbers can give a good idea of the future of the economy.

GDP (purchasing power parity):

$48.48 billion (2008 est.)

$47.07 billion (2007)

$44.07 billion (2006)

GDP (official exchange rate):

$30.38 billion (2008 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:

3% (2008 est.)

6.8% (2007 est.)

8.8% (2006 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):

$11,600 (2008 est.)

$11,400 (2007 est.)

$10,800 (2006 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:

agriculture: 7.6%

industry: 29.1%

services: 63.3% (2008 est.)

Labor force:

1.957 million

This official estimate excludes Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica (2008 est.)

Labor force - by occupation:

agriculture: 14%

industry: 22%

services: 64% (2006 est.)

Unemployment rate:

5.6% (2008 est.)

Household income or consumption by percentage share:

lowest 10%: 1%

highest 10%: 37.4% (2003)

Distribution of family income - Gini index:

48 (2008)

Investment (gross fixed):

23% of GDP (2008 est.)

Budget:

revenues: $4.604 billion

expenditures: $4.552 billion (2008 est.)

Public debt:

38.4% of GDP (2008)

Inflation rate (consumer prices):

13.9% (2008 est.)

Central bank discount rate:

17% (31 December 2007)

Commercial bank prime lending rate:

12.8% (31 December 2007)

Stock of money:

$4.504 billion (31 December 2007)

Stock of quasi money:

$2.87 billion (31 December 2007)

Stock of domestic credit:

$12.91 billion (31 December 2007)

Market value of publicly traded shares:

$2.035 billion (31 December 2007)

Agriculture - products:

bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef, poultry, dairy; timber

Industries:

microprocessors, food processing, medical equipment, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products

Industrial production growth rate:

-0.8% (2008 est.)

Electricity - production:

8.918 billion kWh (2007)

Electricity - consumption:

7.779 billion kWh (2006 est.)

Electricity - exports:

77.16 million kWh (2008 est.)

Electricity - imports:

203.2 million kWh (2007 est.)

Oil - production:

0 bbl/day (2004)

Oil - consumption:

44,000 bbl/day (January 2009)

Oil - exports:

2,115 bbl/day (2005)

Oil - imports:

43,110 bbl/day (2005)

Oil - proved reserves:

NA bbl

Natural gas - production:

0 cu m (2007 est.)

Natural gas - consumption:

0 cu m (2007 est.)

Natural gas - exports:

0 cu m (2007 est.)

Natural gas - imports:

0 cu m (2007 est.)

Natural gas - proved reserves:

0 cu m (1 January 2006 est.)

Current account balance:

-$5.698 billion (2008 est.)

Exports:

$9.675 billion (2008 est.)

Exports - commodities:

bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar; seafood; electronic components, medical equipment.

Exports - partners:

US 25.7%, China 14.1%, Netherlands 10.9%, UK 6.3%, Mexico 5% (2007)

Imports:

$15.37 billion (2008 est.)

Imports - commodities:

raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum, construction materials.

Imports - partners:

US 41%, Mexico 6.1%, Venezuela 5.7%, Japan 5.4%, China 5.1%, Brazil 4.3% (2007)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:

$3.573 billion (31 December 2008 est.)

Debt - external:

$7.401 billion (31 December 2008 est.)

Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:

$18.96 billion (31 December 2008)

Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad:

$574 million (2008 est.)

 

Information from CIA World Factbook Costa Rica June 30th 2009

https://www.cia.gov/

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