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Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2005-2006

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This year's edition of the Economic survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, the fifty-seventh in this series, is divided into two parts. The first analyses the main features of the regional economy, while the second examines the situation in the individual countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The full statistical appendix is published in electronic format for ease of data processing.

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Costa Rica

Real GDP grew by 5.9% (up from 4.1% in 2004) on the strength of export growth (12.6%), which was primarily due to the recovery of external sales of microprocessors produced by the Intel plant, as well as the buoyancy of tourism and international business services. In per capita terms, GDP rose by 4.1%, while national disposable income expanded by only 1.9% owing to losses generated by worsening terms of trade.

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