Costa Rica IMAE  1992-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

The economy of Costa Rica advanced 2.9 percent year-on-year in March 2018, faster than a 2.0 percent expansion in the previous month. Output grew faster primarily in: transportation (6.9 percent vs 3.5 percent in February); financial services and related (4.8 percent vs 3.8 percent); real estate activities (1.9 percent vs 1.8 percent); utilities (3.8 percent vs 1.0 percent). In addition, the agricultural sector rebounded sharply (5.7 percent vs -0.9 percent). Meantime, growth was steady in manufacturing (1.4 percent); hotels & restaurants (3.6 percent) and public administration (1.9 percent) while contractions were observed in mining and quarrying (-2.9 percent vs -2.8 percent) and construction (-1.6 percent vs -2.4 percent). Leading Economic Index in Costa Rica averaged 4.07 percent from 1992 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 15 percent in March of 1992 and a record low of -5.90 percent in February of 2009.

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Costa Rica Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Industrial Production 3.00 3.10 11.80 -6.20 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 3.00 3.10 10.10 -6.90 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 19755.90 -18649.90 53530.80 -57734.90 CRC Million [+]
Leading Economic Index 2.90 2.00 15.00 -5.90 percent [+]
Internet Speed 4091.66 3879.16 4091.66 695.74 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 531033.00 514721.00 536472.00 107033.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -2.10 -1.70 26.30 -30.10 percent [+]
Competitiveness Index 4.50 4.41 4.50 4.05 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 47.00 54.00 68.00 47.00 [+]
Corruption Index 59.00 58.00 64.50 41.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 38.00 41.00 55.00 22.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 61.00 62.00 121.00 60.00 [+]


Costa Rica IMAE

The IMAE - Índice Mensual de Actividad Económica - estimates the activity of the different economic sectors in a given month, anticipating the future movements in GDP. This page provides the latest reported value for - Costa Rica Leading Economic Index YoY - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Costa Rica IMAE - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2.90 2.00 15.00 -5.90 1992 - 2018 percent Monthly
2012=100, NSA




leading economic index by Country
Country Last
Australia 0.20 Apr/18
Brazil -0.74 Mar/18
Canada 0.40 Feb/18
China 100.53 Dec/17
Japan 104.40 Mar/18
Mexico -0.80 Mar/18
Russia 1.70 Apr/18
South Korea 112.30 Mar/18
Turkey 4.42 Jan/18
United States 122.91 Apr/18


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