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COSTA RICA
Budget: Income .............. $1.1 Billion
Expenditure ... $1.3 Billion

Main Crops:
Coffee, bananas, sugar, corn, rice, beans, potatoes; beef; timber

Natural Resources:
Hydropower

Major Industries:
Food processing, textiles and clothing, construction materials, fertilizer, plastic products

GDP (2001): $15.2 billion.
GDP PPP (2000): $32 billion.
Inflation (2001): 11%.
Real growth rate (2001): 0.7%.
Per capita income (2001): $3,850.
Unemployment (2001 est.): 6.1%.
Currency: Costa Rica Colon (CRC).
Natural resources: Hydroelectric power, forest products, fisheries products.
Agriculture (11% of GDP): Products--bananas, coffee, beef, sugarcane, rice, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants.
Industry (37% of GDP): Types--electronic components, food processing, textiles and apparel, construction materials, cement, fertilizer.
Commerce and tourism (52% of GDP): Hotels, restaurants, tourist services, banks, and insurance.
Trade (2000): Exports--$6.1 billion: electronic components, bananas, coffee, textiles and apparel, fruits, jewelry, flowers and ornamental plants, small appliances, shrimp. Major markets--U.S. 54%, Europe 21%, Central America 9%. Imports--$5.9 billion: electronic components, machinery, vehicles, consumer goods, chemicals, petroleum products, foods, and fertilizer. Major suppliers--U.S. 56%, Europe 10%, Mexico 5% Central America 5%, Japan 5%, Venezuela 4%.

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