Costa Rica to Import 25,000 Tons Of Duty-Free Beans

The government is preparing a decree of a shortage in order to authorize the...

Costa Rica Exports Up 6% as of June 2018

In the first semester, sales of goods abroad totaled US$5.718 billion, registering an increase...

Strong Rebound in Construction Boosts Costa Rica’s economy

A strong recovery in construction modified the growth trend that the Costa Rican economy...

Cost Ricaa Autoparts US$200 Million Market

In 2017 imports of vehicle parts in Costa Rica totaled close to US$200 million,...

Costa Rica Banana Exports Fall 9%

Due to the effect of climatic phenomena at the beginning of the year, in...

Costa Rica Year-on-Year Inflation up to June 2018 is 2%

In June, the CPI registered a monthly variation of 0.18%, mainly explained by prices...

Costa Rica to Issue US$4 billion in Foreign Markets

To avoid further pressure on local interest rates, the Ministry of Finance will be...

IMF Mission: Fiscal Measures in Costa Rica Are Insufficient, But Necessary

The International Monetary Fund (IMF), during a visit to Costa Rica from June 12...

Costa Rica Year-on-Year Inflation up to May 2018 is 2%

In May, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a negative monthly variation of 0.11%,...

“Tramitomania” Costs The Country Jobs And Uncollected Taxes

The time spent on construction permits each year costs the country 5,284 homes and...

Costa Rica Exported More Than US$3.3 Billion In Technology

Costa Rica exports in technology, information and communication (ICT) are valued at US$3.3 billion,...

Costa Rica Readies To Attract More Cruises

Costa Rica set a goal of attracting more cruise ships to its ports, not...

Costa Rica Unemployment Rises to 10.3%

The unemployed population with respect to the labor force increased 1.2%, going from 9.1%...

Costa Rica Credit Card Debt Up 14%

The number of cards in circulation grew by 13% between January 2017 and the...

Informality Takes Hold in Costa Rica

Four out of ten companies that operate outside the formal market are more than...

OECD: Lack Of Competition Is Why Costa Rica Is So Expensive!

Costa Rica stands out as a country where a good portion of its markets...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Up 3%

The manufacturing industry and education services were the sectors that explained most of the...

Costa Rica Inflation 2.6% YOY as of March 2018

In March, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) recorded a monthly variation of 0.59%, mainly...

An End To Excessive Perks For Government Employees Proposed

The majority of legislators declared war on a series of salary bonuses ("pluses salariales"...

Costa Rica GDP Up 3.2% in 2017

The increase reported at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017 is mainly...

President-elect Alvarado Faces Biggest Deficit In Three Decades

The challenge facing the next government led by President-elect Carlos Alvarado, is a Costa...

Costa Rica Treasury Issues US$514 million in Bonds

In the local market, an issuance was made of a fixed-rate security with maturity...

Devaluating The Colon Divides Candidates

Devaluating the colon is the major difference, a clash point, between the economic teams...

Costa Rica: A Step Backwards for Debt Issuance

Arguing that the financial conditions and the term of the operation were not adequate,...

Costa Rica With The Largest Deficit in Central America

This year marks a decade of the last fiscal surplus that Costa Rica had....

One Step Closer to a Tax Reform

The Costa Rican Legislature has accepted a fast track bill that would transform the...

Intel Downsizing In Costa Rica, Cutting 200 Jobs

Intel, which maintains a research center and a mega laboratory in Costa Rica, initiated...

More Warnings Over Fiscal Deficit

Standard & Poor's maintained Costa Rica's debt rating at BB, but warned that it...

Tourism Generated US$228 Billion In The Last Decade

Tourism has become the great machine for obtaining dollars for the Costa Rican economy,...

Costa Rica Economic Activity Up 3.5%

The performance of the construction sector at the end of the year explained the...

Costa Rica Banks Also Graded as Negative

In line with last week's revision from stable to negative for Costa Rica's economy...

Costa Rica Bonds Fall In Price After Latest Poll Of Fabricio Alvarado In The Lead

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) poll released on Tuesday revealing Fabricio Alvarado of...

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