In April, economic activity increased 3.9% over the same month the year before, according to the monthly index of economic activity (IMAE, indice Mensual de Actividad Economica). The reading was above the 3.3% expansion observed in March and marked the fastest pace since July 2010. The acceleration reflected an improvement in the manufacturing sector (March: +0.6% year-on-year; April: +2.1% yoy) and in the construction industry (March: +0.0% yoy; April: +1.2% yoy). On a monthly basis, economic activity rose 0.49% in April in seasonally adjusted terms, which was above the 0.44% expansion recorded in March. However, the trend continues to point downwards, with annual average economic growth moderating from 3.5% in March to 3.4% in April. The Central Bank estimates the economy to expand 4.3% this year and 4.5% next year.
Costa Rica Economic Activity
Economic activity picks up speed in April
June 10, 2011
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October 12, 2016
In August, economic activity slowed down slightly to a 4.5% increase from the same month last year, according to the monthly index of economic activity (IMAE, Indice Mensual de Actividad Economica).
October 10, 2016
Consumer prices fell 0.47% in September from the previous month, which contrasted August’s 0.03% increase and marked the lowest reading since March 2016.
October 3, 2016
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September 12, 2016
In July, economic activity slowed down slightly to a 5.1% increase over the same month last year, according to the monthly index of economic activity (IMAE, Indice Mensual de Actividad Economica).
September 7, 2016
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