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Costa Rica Economy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $35.34 billion (2003 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
5.6% (2003 est.)
GDP - per capita:
purchasing power parity - $9,100 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 8.5%
industry: 29.4%
services: 62.1% (2003 est.)
Investment (gross fixed):
20.2% of GDP (2003)
Population below poverty line:
20.6% (2002 est.)
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: 1.1%
highest 10%: 36.8% (2002)
Distribution of family income - Gini index:
45.9 (1997)
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
9.4% (2003 est.)
Labor force:
1.758 million (2003)
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture 20%, industry 22%, services 58% (1999 est.)
Unemployment rate:
6.7% (2003 est.)
Budget:
revenues: $2.313 billion
expenditures: $2.851 billion, including capital expenditures of NA (2003 est.)
Public debt:
56.1% of GDP (2003)
Industries:
microprocessors, food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products
Industrial production growth rate:
8% (2003 est.)
Electricity - production:
6.839 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 1.5%
hydro: 81.9%
other: 16.6% (2001)
nuclear: 0%
Electricity - consumption:
6.109 billion kWh (2001)
Electricity - exports:
379 million kWh (2001)
Electricity - imports:
128 million kWh (2001)
Oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - consumption:
37,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)
Oil - exports:
NA (2001)
Oil - imports:
NA (2001)
Agriculture - products:
coffee, pineapples, bananas, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef; timber
Current account balance:
$-970 million (2003)
Exports:
$6.176 billion (2003 est.)
Exports - commodities:
coffee, bananas, sugar; pineapples; textiles, electronic components, medical equipment
Exports - partners:
US 25%, Netherlands 6.8%, UK 5%, Mexico 4.5% (2003 est.)
Imports:
$7.057 billion (2003 est.)
Imports - commodities:
raw materials, consumer goods, capital equipment, petroleum
Imports - partners:
US 33.4%, Japan 4.2%, Mexico 3.5% (2003 est.)
Reserves of foreign exchange & gold:
$1.836 billion (2003)
Debt - external:
$5.366 billion (2003 est.)
Currency code:
CRC
Fiscal year:
calendar year
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