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Fact Sheet

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Costa Rica

Official Title:
Republic of Costa Rica (República de Costa Rica)


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Costa Rica
Year Exports Imports
2009 $83,585,701 $358,451,284
2010 $99,930,393 $436,056,946
2011 $160,755,857 $475,761,874
2012 $185,462,772 $513,405,011
2013 $114,898,726 $590,458,451
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Costa Rica
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,919,453 $3,936,399
02 Veg. Prod. $34,064,993 $232,423,080
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $829,154 $1
04 Food Prod. $10,261,790 $4,924,698
05 Mineral Prod. $2,384,375 $1,341
06 Chemical Prod. $8,623,761 $1,395,206
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,986,587 $37,127,244
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $147,819 $19,449
09 Wood Prod. $39,245 $108,935
10 Paper Prod. $11,035,432 $152,581
11 Textiles Prod. $2,400,700 $7,379,660
12 Dress Access. $123,107 $23,335
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $411,000 $1,619,827
14 Precious Metals/stones $33,032 $563,294
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,158,484 $554,999
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $25,326,657 $195,507,461
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,477,328 $1,863,746
18 Specialized Inst. $2,555,679 $99,838,779
19 Arms & Ammunition $102,974 $13,587
20 Misc. Articles $3,037,318 $2,780,333
21 Antiques $2,461 $10,340

Capital: San José
Population (million): 4.756
Total Area: 51,100km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 476.58 Colon (CRC) (2013)
National Holiday: 15 September
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Democratic republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral presidential democracy: legislative assembly with 57 elected members; elections held every four years.

Head of State:
Président Laura CHINCHILLA

Head of Government:
Président Laura CHINCHILLA

Ministers:
First Vice President: Alfio Piva
Second Vice President: Luis Liberman
Foreign Affairs: José Enrique CASTILLO Barrantes
Foreign Trade: Anabel González

Main Political Parties:
PLN - Nationalist Liberal Party 24 PAC - Citizens Action Party 11 ML - Libertarian Movement Party 9 PUSC - Social Christian Unity Party 5 PASE - Accessibility without Exclusion Party 4 Others 4

Elections:
2014 (President and Congress)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Costa Rica Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 51.08 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 10739.36 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.5 2.01
Inflation: (%) 5.23 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 9 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $114,898,726
Canadian imports from country: $590,458,451
FDI in Canada: $ million (2012)
CDI in Costa Rica: $ million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Luis Carlos DELGADO Murillo

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Wendy Drukier


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27