Charting Costa Rica – Charting Economy

Pages

56 pages

Published

July 2019

Update frequency

On a semi-annual basis

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

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How We Visually Explain The Economy

TABLE OF CONTENT


Comprehensive View On The Economy

Part of Costa Rica’s economic profile, economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters for Costa Rica’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of Costa Rica’s economy in relation to the world’s major economies?
  • What is the size of Costa Rica’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of Costa Rica? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does Costa Rica’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is Costa Rica’s economy?

Part of Costa Rica’s economic profile, this section explores Costa Rica’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers Costa Rica’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is Costa Rica?
  • How are Costa Rica’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the average wage in Costa Rica compared to others in the region?
  • Is it easy to do business in Costa Rica?
  • How good is Costa Rica in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores Costa Rica’s average income and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in Costa Rica?
  • What is the poverty rate in Costa Rica and how does it compare to others?
  • How has an unemployment rate in Costa Rica changed over the recent years?
  • How is income distributed in Costa Rica and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in Costa Rica?
  • How has the quality of life in Costa Rica changed over the years?

Part of Costa Rica’s economic outlook, this section explores Costa Rica’s recent economic growth, its key drivers and well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of Costa Rica’s economy over the past 10 years and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for Costa Rica’s economy in the last year?
  • What is the growth outlook for Costa Rica’s economy over the next 3 years and how does it compare with others?

Part of Costa Rica’s economic outlook, this section explores Costa Rica’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit,  balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the risk of inflation in Costa Rica over the next 12 months?
  • What has been the trend in Costa Rica’s fiscal budget deficit and the subsequent fiscal risk over the next 5 years?
  • Breaking down Costa Rica’s Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • How good is Costa Rica in getting foreign exchange by the mean of commerce?
  • Does Costa Rica have enough international reserves to service its debt and for import?
  • What is the FX risk? How has CRC performed compared to other currencies?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report.

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for Costa Rica and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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