August 29th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) For August 2013, Costa Rica’s Consumer Confidence Index was just 38 points out of 100, representing an all-time low for the administration of President Laura Chinchilla.
The data shows that consumer confidence fell 6.3 points in the last three months, from 44.3 points.
The index is compiled by the School of Statistics at the University of Costa Rica (UCR).
The study also shows that Costa Ricans are not optimistic for the future. More than half of respondents – 54.9% – said they believe that the country will experience a time of crisis over the next five years.
The telephone survey was conducted on a sample of 723 Costa Rican households between August 3rd and August 9th, and has a confidence level of 95%.