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Costa Rica's valued exports

The happiest nation on earth is also a high value one




While Costa Ricans enjoy high levels of well-being, foreign investors can enjoy high returns in a country that is leveraging its potential as a competitive... May 29, 2015

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Panama Summit to usher in new era of inter-American relations


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With the VII Summit of the Americas now upon us, the promise that it will deliver a historic opportunity to revitalize hemispheric relations heats up Apr 10, 2015

Government | North America & Caribbean | South America | Costa Rica | Chile | Panama | Antigua and Barbuda | Mexico


AmCham chief: “I believe in President Solis”


Humberto Pacheco, President of the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce

President of the Costa Rican-American Chamber of Commerce, Humberto Pacheco, says that while the government has many challenges to face in improving the... Sep 12, 2014

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Moving to Costa Rica is made easy with ARCR




From the immigration process to setting up home, ARCR give comprehensive support to foreigners relocating to Costa Rica Sep 14, 2011

Tourism & Culture | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Albee Adventures adds value to vacations




High-end, custom-designed adventure packages and activities are the specialty of Albee Adventures Sep 14, 2011

Tourism & Culture | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Power to Central America




EPR’s SIEPAC project is uniting six nations with a reliable and ample energy supply Sep 14, 2011

Energy | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Living and breathing sustainability




Costa Rica is the poster child for sustainable development and environmental conservation, having pioneered the concept decades ago and made phenomenal... Sep 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


The world’s progressive, green economy




Famous for its beaches, biodiversity, and environmentally friendly outlook, Costa Rica is a great deal more than just a paradisiacal vacation destination Sep 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


A well-rounded economy open to the world




Whereas 50 years ago Costa Rica’s economy was based on fruit for local consumption and coffee for export, today it boasts global players in sectors... Sep 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Central America’s best-seller




Costa Rica boasts a tremendously diversified portfolio of exports and markets, thanks to numerous FTAs, incentivizing policies, and overall competitiveness... Sep 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Satisfied investors in a green economy




Recipient of US$1.3 billion in FDI annually, Costa Rica outpaces China, Brazil, and Mexico in FDI per capita. Free trade zones, stability, and quality... Sep 14, 2011

Industry & Trade | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


Public-private partnerships, the way ahead for infrastructure




Multi-million dollar upgrades are already under way but large-scale investment and joint ventures are needed to boost the nation’s transport infrastructure... Sep 14, 2011

Infrastructure | North America & Caribbean | Costa Rica


New port terminal at Limon to open up Costa Rica

Paul Gallie
Managing Director of APM Terminals

An ambitious project of more than $1 billion is being undertaken by APM Terminals to expand... Jan 15, 2015


Costa Rica: A paradise of opportunities for foreign investments

Mr. Jorge Mora Gutiérrez
Technical Secretary of National Concessions Council of Costa Rica

The Technical Secretary of the National Concessions Council of Costa Rica explains that... Dec 01, 2014


Going back to growth: The recovery of an efficient public work

Carlos Segnini Villalobos
Minister of Public Works and Transport

The United World team met with Carlos Segnini to discuss the moment the Ministry of Public... Nov 03, 2014


Costa Rica aware of developing its infrastructure

Rafael Zamora Fernandez
President of the Pedregal Corporation

Costa Rica faces the challenge of improving its infrastructure with the goal of significantly... Oct 28, 2014


Costa Rica connected

Jorge Abadia Pozuelo
Country Director of Movistar Costa Rica

The United World team met with Jorge Abadia Pozuelo, Country Director of Movistar Costa... Oct 07, 2014


Claro: Transforming telecoms in Costa Rica

Víctor Manuel García Talavera
Chief of Regulatory and Wholesale Services of CLARO Costa Rica

United World met with Victor García Talavera to talk about the moment telecommunications... Oct 01, 2014


The government’s situation from a legal point of view

Elías Soley
Partner in Abogados Soley Saborío & Asociados law firm and Director of AMCHAM

The United World team met with Elías Soley to talk about the moment the Costa Rican... Sep 26, 2014


Reconciling the image of the Costa Rican export model

Alexander Mora
Minister of Foreign Trade

The United World team met with Alexander Mora to talk about the moment Costa Rica’s... Sep 18, 2014


“Our main advantage is our people”

Manuel González Sanz
Minister of Foreign Affairs

The United World team met with Manuel Gonzalez Sanz to talk about foreign policy in Costa... Sep 11, 2014



LOCATION:

Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Nicaragua and Panama



POPULATION:

4,576,562 update paises set descripcion = July 2011 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 123



CAPITAL:

Name: San Jose



AREA - comparative:

Slightly smaller than West Virginia



CLIMATE:

Tropical and subtropical; dry season update paises set descripcion = December to April); rainy season update paises set descripcion = May to November); cooler in highlands



GDP - composition by sector:

Agriculture: 6.5%

Industry: 22.5%

Services: 71% update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)



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



EXPORTS:

$9.375 billion update paises set descripcion = 2010 est.)

Country comparison to the world: 90

$8.838 billion update paises set descripcion = 2009 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

Bananas, pineapples, coffee, melons, ornamental plants, sugar; beef; seafood; electronic components, medical equipment



EXPORTS - partners:

US 35.9%, China 8.8%, Netherlands 6.8%, Panama 4.6% update paises set descripcion = 2009)



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