From a press release from the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Trade:
Costa Rica exported $2.911 billion during the first quarter, surpassing by $403 million the figure for the same period in 2011, when exports of goods amounted to $2.508 billion, this represents a strong growth of 16.1%. These are the latest statistics to be released by the Foreign Trade Corporation of Costa Rica (PROCOMER). In the same report, it is noted that in March exports registered $1.072 million, a variation of 11.6% when comparing the behavior with the previous year, when it recorded $961 million.
Exports from the free zone regime are largely responsible for the quarterly increase, growing by 22.6% from $ 1.229 billion to $1.507 billion during the first three months of the year. The definite regime also demonstrated a positive trend growing by 8.5%, from $1.243 billion to $1.348 billion.
Source: Ministerio de Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica
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