Fact Sheet: Costa Rica - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: San Jose
  • Population (millions): 4.8
  • Total area: 51,060 km2
  • Currency: Colon
  • Language (s): Spanish

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 53.2
  • GDP per capita ($): 11,136
  • GDP growth (%): 3.5
  • Inflation (%): 3.2
  • Unemployment (%): 8.2

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture and processed food
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Infrastructure
  • Sustainable technologies
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to Costa Rica$152.1
Canada’s merchandise imports from Costa Rica$577.6
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