Costa Rica | Economic Indicators


Markets Last Reference Previous Range
Currency 533 Jul/15 533 157 : 583
GDP Last Reference Previous Range
GDP 49.55 USD Billion Dec/14 49.24 0.48 : 49.55
GDP Growth Rate 0.19 percent Mar/15 -0.8 -6.15 : 9.33
GDP Annual Growth Rate 2.7 percent Mar/15 3.02 -4.63 : 12.6
GDP Constant Prices 588893 CRC Million Mar/15 588025 195881 : 593242
GDP per capita 5962 USD Dec/14 5838 1762 : 5962
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 166253 CRC Million Mar/15 176509 36748 : 178886
GDP per capita PPP 13713 USD Dec/14 13427 7333 : 13713
Labour Last Reference Previous Range
Unemployment Rate 10.1 percent Mar/15 9.7 8.3 : 10.91
Unemployed Persons 220175 Dec/14 189295 38708 : 220175
Population 4.77 Million Dec/14 4.71 1.33 : 4.77
Minimum Wages 4808 Index Points Jun/15 4808 7.53 : 4808
Wages 594811 CRC/Month May/15 585223 357554 : 711157
Prices Last Reference Previous Range
Inflation Rate 1.02 percent Jun/15 0.97 0.97 : 109
Consumer Price Index CPI 171 Index Points Jun/15 170 0.85 : 171
Producer Prices 109 Index Points Jun/15 109 56.31 : 374
Food Inflation 2.9 percent Jun/15 3.54 -1.66 : 27.74
Money Last Reference Previous Range
Interest Rate 3.5 percent Jun/15 3.75 3.5 : 10
Money Supply M2 8043038 CRC Million Jun/15 7971989 79182 : 8043038
Foreign Exchange Reserves -1164 USD Million Mar/15 -24.18 -1719 : 565
Trade Last Reference Previous Range
Balance of Trade -411 USD Million Jun/15 -384 -698 : 140
Exports 841 USD Million Jun/15 871 236 : 1114
Imports 1252 USD Million Jun/15 1254 321 : 1624
Current Account -305 USD Million Mar/15 -694 -940 : 80.98
Current Account to GDP -4.9 percent Dec/14 -5.1 -15.59 : -1.05
External Debt 23258 USD Million Mar/15 19234 5763 : 23258
Remittances 559 USD Million Dec/14 561 80 : 624
Capital Flows 1666 USD Million Mar/15 747 -403 : 2337
Gold Reserves 0.06 Tonnes Mar/15 0.06 0.05 : 0.12
Government Last Reference Previous Range
Government Budget -5.3 percent of GDP Dec/14 -5.4 -5.5 : 0.6
Government Debt to GDP 58.32 percent Dec/14 55.88 36.57 : 58.68
Government Budget Value -673361 CRC Million May/15 -533738 -1528141 : 166540
Government Spending 51759 CRC Million Mar/15 51203 28890 : 51759
Credit Rating 50 :
Fiscal Expenditure 2250668 CRC Million May/15 1851245 165441 : 5326978
Government Revenues 1577306 CRC Million May/15 1317507 117112 : 3799980
Business Last Reference Previous Range
Industrial Production 1.3 percent May/15 1.4 1.3 : 7.9
Changes in Inventories 12344 CRC Million Mar/15 -57735 -57735 : 53531
Competitiveness Index 4.41 Points Dec/15 4.34 4.05 : 4.41
Competitiveness Rank 51 Dec/15 54 51 : 68
Corruption Index 54 Points Dec/14 53 41 : 64.5
Corruption Rank 47 Dec/14 49 22 : 55
Ease of Doing Business 83 Dec/14 102 83 : 121
Leading Economic Index 304 Index Points May/15 286 96.34 : 304
Mining Production 4.71 percent May/15 6.1 -29.63 : 88.23
Consumer Last Reference Previous Range
Consumer Spending 418440 CRC Million Mar/15 470632 152924 : 470632
Gasoline Prices 1.13 USD/Liter Jun/15 1.07 0.64 : 1.57
Taxes Last Reference Previous Range
Corporate Tax Rate 30 percent Dec/15 30 30 : 36
Personal Income Tax Rate 15 percent Dec/14 15 15 : 15
Sales Tax Rate 13 percent Dec/15 13 13 : 13
Social Security Rate 35.34 percent Dec/15 35.34 23.75 : 35.34
Social Security Rate For Companies 26.17 percent Dec/15 26.17 14.5 : 26.17
Social Security Rate For Employees 9.17 percent Dec/15 9.17 9 : 9.25




Economic Indicators for Costa Rica including actual values, historical data charts, an economic calendar, time-series statistics, business news, long term forecasts and short-term predictions for Costa Rica economy. 7/31/2015