The current account deficit in Costa Rica widened to USD 797.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 from USD 539.9 million in the same period last year, as the primary income gap increased sharply to USD 932.4 million from USD 592.0 million. Meanwhile, the goods and services account posted a USD 3.4 million surplus compared to a USD 61.7 million deficit a year ago and the secondary income surplus rose to USD 131.4 million from USD 113.7 million. Considering 2018 full year, the current account deficit widened to USD 1.88 million from USD 1.82 million in 2017. Current Account in Costa Rica averaged -356.44 USD Million from 1999 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 101.80 USD Million in the second quarter of 2009 and a record low of -998.50 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-02 11:00 PM Current Account $-366.6M $-540.0M $ -472.2M
2018-10-01 10:00 PM Current Account $-651.6M $-282.3M $ -266.8M
2018-12-31 04:30 PM Current Account $-343.3M $-713.5M
2019-04-01 03:30 PM Current Account $-797.7M $-245.4M
2019-06-28 11:00 PM Current Account $-797.7M
2019-09-30 10:00 PM Current Account
2019-12-31 10:00 PM Current Account


Costa Rica Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -280.60 -526.90 139.60 -661.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -797.67 -245.38 101.80 -998.50 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.10 -3.10 -1.05 -15.59 percent [+]
Imports 1186.70 1355.10 1557.50 280.50 USD Million [+]
Exports 906.00 828.30 1063.70 235.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 28655.40 27965.30 28655.40 5763.40 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -958.82 218.83 334.52 -2431.19 USD Million [+]
Remittances 111.48 46.06 111.48 3.07 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 458.20 502.50 958.70 82.60 USD Million [+]

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Costa Rica Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides the latest reported value for - Costa Rica Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Costa Rica Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-797.67 -245.38 101.80 -998.50 1999 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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