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Costa Rica to grow 4.5 % in 2010, Chinchilla spreads word in New York

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Costa Rica's economy is expected to post solid growth of 4.5 percent this year and 5 percent in 2011 as it continues to invest in infrastructure and open up the telecommunications industry, the country's president said.
"We are efforting this push into Asian markets to increase the rate of growth. We have a very ambitious program," said Laura Chinchilla, president of Costa Rica, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Economic growth has come from the services sector with 60 percent of gross domestic product, industry with 32 percent and agriculture with 8 percent.
Original source: Reuters