Exchange Rate in Costa Rica

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Costa Rica - Exchange Rate

The economy seemingly performed poorly in the first quarter, after large public protests related to now-approved fiscal policy reform caused growth to slump to a nearly six-year low in Q4 2018. Growth in economic activity was limp in January–March, supported by expansions in the services and construction sectors, but weighed on by the agricultural sector, which was affected by a drought caused by the El Niño effect. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate ticked down in Q1 from Q4, although it remained higher than in the same quarter a year earlier. On 15 April, the IMF called for the “full and timely” implementation of the fiscal reform approved late last year. This includes swapping the old general sales tax with a value-added tax in July this year, in order to “rebuild fiscal space to manage potential shocks”.

Costa Rica - Exchange Rate Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Exchange Rate (vs USD)500.7  540.8  537.3  553.2  571.4  

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Costa Rica Exchange Rate
Note: Costa Rica Colon (CRC) per U.S. dollar
Source: Thomson Reuters.

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Exchange Rate594.7-0.57 %May 13

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