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November 17, 2017
Tourism, agriculture, high technology and services are driving Costa Rica’s economy.
November 2, 2017
Tropical Storm Nate passed through Costa Rica in early October causing widespread damage to infrastructure and to agriculture.
May 25, 2017
Based on preliminary data, Costa Rica’s 2016/2017 coffee crop reached 1,347,000 60 kilogram bags.
April 13, 2017
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production is forecast to increase 1.47 percent in 2016/2017 reaching 449,000 MT - slightly higher than the 446,000 MT produced in 2015/2016.
March 23, 2017
According to U.S. Customs data, U.S. exports of beef and beef products to Costa Rica reached a record $15.1 million in 2016 – significantly higher than the $1.7 million exported in 2009....
March 9, 2017
The local bean crop is expected to decline 38 percent this year as a result of negative weather patterns. Costa Rica normally imports about 70 percent of its total bean consumption....
January 16, 2017
Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
January 4, 2017
This report outlines Costa Rica’s requirements for food and agricultural product imports.
January 2, 2017
Costa Rica continues to be an attractive market for U.S. exporters of food, beverages, and agricultural products. Consumers are highly receptive to U.S. food brands and recognize their high quality...
January 2, 2017
Supermarkets have reported sales growth of about 20 percent in the last two years in Costa Rica, with this figure growing annually as supermarket chains continue to open new stores.
December 27, 2016
Costa Rica has a well-developed hotel and restaurant sector and tourism is ranked as one of the main economic drivers representing an important source of foreign currency.
December 23, 2016
Transgenic seed varieties have been grown in Costa Rica since 1992 with all seeds being exported to other countries.
December 21, 2016
Costa Rica’s 2015/2016 citrus crop rebounded to 8.2 million boxes (40.824 kg.) after what is now considered by the local industry as one of the worst crops on record (2014/2015).
May 18, 2016
Based on preliminary data, Costa Rica’s 2015/2016 coffee crop reached 1,654,617 60 kg. bags.
April 22, 2016
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production is forecast to decline by 4.3 percent in 2015/2016.
February 2, 2016
Costa Rica is one of the major importers of raw materials and ingredients for the food processing industry in Central America.
February 2, 2016
In 2014, the retail industry continued its planned expansion with major retailers moving deeper into the small store segment, targeting customers who shop in convenience and small stores.
January 18, 2016
This report outlines Costa Rica’s requirements for food and agricultural product imports.
December 23, 2015
This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Costa Rica.
December 9, 2015
Costa has a well-developed tourist sector and is ranked as one of the most visited international destinations.