Fact Sheet: Costa Rica - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: San Jose
  • Population (millions): 4.7
  • Total area: 51,060 km2
  • Currency: Colon
  • Language (s): Spanish

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 45.1
  • GDP per capita ($): 9,669
  • GDP growth (%): 5
  • Inflation (%): 4.5
  • Unemployment (%): 7.5

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainable technologies
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Costa Rica$185.5$81.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Costa Rica$513.4$368.3
Canadian investment in Costa RicaCommercially sensitive information$128
Costa Rican investment in CanadaCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information