Costa Rica : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 21, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that since 2000, economic growth in Costa Rica has slowed to about 2 percent. Inflation has remained at 10 percent, and unemployment has remained at about 6 percent. The external current account deficit has increased to about 5.5 percent of GDP, reflecting a sharp increase in imports of capital goods by public enterprises, and a loss of dynamism of exports, associated in part with some weakening of international competitiveness. Progress in other areas of structural reform has also slowed in recent years.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/82

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 21, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451809619/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CRIEA0012003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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