COSTA RICA: Economic and financial data
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REAL SECTOR
NATIONAL ACCOUNTS  1/            
GDP (current prices) Millions of colones Q3/09 4,112,531.9 4,050,308.9 1.5 BCCR
  Household final expenditure Millions of colones Q3/09 2,887,248.3 2,773,856.1 4.1  
  General Goverment final expenditure Millions of colones Q3/09 705,256.4 696,760.5 1.2  
  Gross fixed capital formation Millions of colones Q3/09 929,026.3 928,855.3 0.0  
  Change in inventories Millions of colones Q3/09 -411,370.9 -334,280.5 23.1  
  Exports of goods Millions of colones Q3/09 1,334,538.8 1,308,560.6 2.0  
 Exports of services Millions of colones Q3/09 528,268.4 480,445.0 10.0  
  Imports of goods Millions of colones Q3/09 1,627,072.4 1,585,062.6 2.7  
  Imports of services Millions of colones Q3/09 233,363.0 218,825.5 6.6  
GDP (constant prices) Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 523,765.8 513,877.0 1.9 BCCR
  Household final expenditure Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 334,799.3 323,756.9 3.4  
  General Goverment final expenditure Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 43,378.1 43,264.5 0.3  
  Gross fixed capital formation Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 115,948.6 124,676.2 -7.0  
  Change in inventories Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 -18,662.8 -16,004.1 16.6  
  Exports of goods Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 241,231.5 225,320.2 7.1  
  Exports of services Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 62,415.2 55,567.6 12.3  
  Imports of goods Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 224,101.0 216,506.9 3.5  
  Imports of services Millions of 1991
 colones
Q3/09 31,243.1 26,197.4 19.3  
PRODUCTION INDEX            
IMAE (Índice mensual de actividad económica), Trend-cycle  1/ 1991 = 100 Dec/09 238.3 237.5 0.3 BCCR
LABOR MARKET          
Employment  2/ Thousand of
persons
2009 1,955.5 1,957.7 -0.1 INEC
Unemployment  2/          
  Total Thousand of
persons
2009 165.9 101.9 62.8  
  Rate % of labor force 2009 7.8 4.9 59.2  
Wages/earnings  2/ Average monthly
salaries in colones
2009 322,320 301,110 7.0 INEC
PRICE INDICES          
Consumer price index Jul. 2006 = 100 Feb/10 138.35 137.41 0.7 INEC
Producer price index Dec. 1999 = 100 Jan/10 303.96 302.44 0.5 BCCR
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FISCAL SECTOR
General Government or Public Sector Operations 1/         M. Hacienda
Revenue Millions of colones 2008 4,210,964.9 3,619,506.9 16.3  
Expenditure Millions of colones 2008 4,147,073.0 3,374,366.3 22.9  
Net lending Millions of colones 2008 78,920.0 -3,283.0    
Balance, deficit(-), surplus(+) of the Nonfinancial Public Enterprises Millions of colones 2008 -222,161.2 -222,161.2    
Balance, deficit (-), surplus (+) of the Nonfinancial Public Sector (NFPS) Millions of colones 2008 -15,028.2 248,423.7    
Financing NFPS Millions of colones 2008 15,028.2 -248,423.7    
* Domestic financing Millions of colones 2008 -63,632.8 -224,067.2    
** Bank Millions of colones 2008 120,675.2 -328,863.0    
** Non-bank Millions of colones 2008 -184,307.9 104,795.8    
* External financing Millions of colones 2008 61,840.8 1,906.1    
* Residual   3/ Millions of colones 2008 16,820.2 -26,262.5    
Central Government operations         M. Hacienda
Revenue Millions of colones Jan/10 208,089.3 309,721.9 -32.8  
Expenditure 4/ Millions of colones Jan/10 294,977.3 362,989.7 -18.7  
Balance, deficit(-), surplus(+) Millions of colones Jan/10 -86,888.0 -53,267.8    
Remainder Millions of colones Jan/10 12,465.2      
Financing Millions of colones Jan/10 99,353.2 53,267.8    
* Domestic financing   Millions of colones Jan/10 105,083.7 51,337.7  
** Banks Millions of colones Jan/10 665.9 32,434.0    
** Non-banks Millions of colones Jan/10 104,417.8 18,903.7    
* External financing Millions of colones Jan/10 -5,730.4 1,930.1    
Central Government debt           M. Hacienda
Gross outstanding debt Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 8,359.0 8,151.4 2.5  
* Gross domestic debt Millions of US
 dollars
Jan/10 6,641.4 6,424.4 3.4  
** Short term Millions of US
 dollars
Jan/10 1,423.6 1,462.5 -2.7  
** Long term Millions of US
 dollars
Jan/10 5,217.8 4,961.9 5.2  
* Gross external debt Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 1,717.6 1,726.9 -0.5  
** Short term Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 70.4 71.5 -1.5  
** Long term Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 1,647.2 1,655.5 -0.5  
Debt guaranteed by the
Central Government  5/
Millions of US
 dollars
Jan/10 362.9 360.1 0.8  
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FINANCIAL SECTOR
Analytical accounts of the banking sector  1/         BCCR
Monetary aggregate M1 Millions of colones Jan/10 1,488,075.5 1,496,455.8 -0.6  
Monetary aggregate M2 Millions of colones Jan/10 4,198,184.2 4,308,874.3 -2.6  
Monetary aggregate M3 Millions of colones Jan/10 8,324,293.1 8,320,664.5 0.0  
Net domestic credit to central government Millions of  colones Jan/10 534,396.0 521,192.6 2.5  
Domestic credit to the rest of the non-financial public sector  Millions of colones Jan/10 43,503.6 53,256.5 -18.3  
Domestic credit to the private
 sector
Millions of  colones Jan/10 6,766,247.8 6,779,652.8 -0.2  
Domestic credit to the non-bank
 financial private sector
Millions of colones Jan/10 188,757.3 188,834.9 0.0  
Net external position Millions of  colones Jan/10 2,129,026.9 2,025,392.8 5.1  
Analytical accounts of the Central Bank  1/         BCCR
Monetary base Millions of colones Jan/10 1,168,525.7 1,210,021.8 -3.4  
Net domestic credit to central government Millions of  colones Jan/10 -59,369.7 -49,422.8 20.1  
Domestic credit to the rest of the non-financial public sector  Millions of colones Jan/10 3,875.6 3,890.1 -0.4  
Domestic credit to the private
 sector
Millions of colones Jan/10 0.0 0.0    
Credit to commercial banks Millions of colones Jan/10 357.1 1,843.3 -80.6  
Net external position Millions of  colones Jan/10 2,093,083.7 2,102,215.4 -0.4  
Interest rates            
Six month reference rate (policy
variable rate)
Annual percent Daily BCCR BCCR    
Discount rate  Annual percent Daily BCCR BCCR    
Basic borrowing rate Annual percent Daily BCCR BCCR    
Zero coupon securities (short term instruments) Annual percent Bi-weekly M. Hacienda M. Hacienda    
Fixed-rate debt securities (medium and long term instruments) Annual percent Monthly M. Hacienda M. Hacienda    
Stock market: share price index    
Índice accionario Bolsa
Nacional de Valores (IBNV)
 January 2,
1995=100
Daily BNV BNV  
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EXTERNAL SECTOR
Balance of payments  1/           BCCR
Current account Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -301.2 -67.7 344.8  
Trade balance  Millions of US dollars Q3/09 -571.9 -433.2 32.0  
*Exports of goods  Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 2,241.1 2,250.6 -0.4  
*Imports of goods  Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -2,813.1 -2,683.9 4.8  
Services balance Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 529.8 509.7 4.0  
Net income balance Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -343.7 -232.8 47.6  
Net current transfers Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 84.6 88.6 -4.5  
Capital account Millions of US dollars Q3/09 658.1 -67.7    
* Net capital transfers Millions of US dollars Q3/09 10.3 11.3    
Financial account Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 647.8 -79.0    
* Direct investment Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 375.1 301.0    
* Portfolio investment  Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -225.0 -92.6    
* Other investment Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 497.6 -287.5    
* Net errors and omissions Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -233.9 -97.1    
Change in reserve assets Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 -122.9 232.6    
International reserves and foreign currency liquidity           
Gross international reserves          
* Official reserves assets  6/
            (weekly)
Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 4,113.4 4,035.3 1.9 BCCR
* Foreign exchange Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 3,864.1 3,787.0 2.0  
* Reserve position in the Fund Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 30.7 30.5 0.5  
* Special drawing rights Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 203.7 202.6 0.5  
* Gold Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 0.0 0.0    
* Other claims Millions of US
dollars
Feb/26/10 14.9 15.1 -1.1  
* Liquidity template Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 4,072.4 4,066.3 0.2 BCCR
Merchandise trade 1/              
Total exports (f.o.b.) Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 728.1 687.9 5.8 BCCR
Total imports (c.i.f.) Millions of US
dollars
Jan/10 1,051.8 1,055.5 -0.4 BCCR
International Investment Position              
Total Assets Millions of US
dollars
2008 12,246.7 12,030.2 1.8 BCCR
Direct investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 531.6 525.9 1.1  
Portafolio investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 953.1 1,488.2 -36.0  
   Equity Millions of US
dollars
2008 66.8 55.3 20.9  
   Debt Millions of US
dollars
2008 886.3 1,432.9 -38.1  
Other investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 6,962.9 5,902.4 18.0  
Reserve assets Millions of US
dollars
2008 3,799.1 4,113.6 -7.6  
Total Liabilities Millions of US
dollars
2008 19,204.1 16,460.0 16.7  
Direct investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 10,820.6 8,802.8 22.9  
Portafolio investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 921.7 1,157.2 -20.4  
   Equity Millions of US
dollars
2008 0.0 0.0    
   Debt Millions of US
dollars
2008 921.7 1,157.2 -20.4  
Other investment Millions of US
dollars
2008 7,461.8 6,500.0 14.8  
International investment position  Millions of US
dollars
2008 -6,957.4 -4,429.8 57.1  
External Debt Millions of US
dollars
Q3/09 8,376.0 8,240.5 1.6 BCCR
Exchange rate      
Spot market: exchange rate Colones/US dollar Daily BCCR BCCR    
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POPULATION
Total population (annual)  7/ Number of
persons 
2009 4,438,995 4,412,474 0.6 INEC
   
1/ Preliminary data
2/ A flexibility option is being taken for the periodicity of the data on labor statistics. Annual data from the survey "Encuesta de Hogares  
    y Propósitos Múltiples", are calculated every year between July and August and disseminated the following month of november.
3/ There may be small statistical discrepancies between the balance and the financing due to valuation difference at the time of calculation.
4/ Starting January 2010, the revenues and expenditures are presented on a “recognized” basis.
5/ The domestic guaranteed debt is not disseminated as it is analytically insignificant (less than 5 % of the total government debt).
6/ Data are updated weekly every Tuesday. The reference day is the previous Friday. 
7/ Data based on census of  2000 and correspond to the first of July of each year.
             
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