54325_620According to a first of its kind survey in Costa Rica, culture generates thousands of jobs and accounts for 1.4% of the gross domestic product.

This amount is higher than the export revenue for coffee and bananas in 2012.

The survey takes into account the audiovisual, publishing and advertising sector, that combined generate more ¢315 billion colones and employs about 20.000.

Costa Rica is the seventh country in the world to take such a survey, which aims to rescue cultural production and its growth and development.

Source: Teletica

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