June 24th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Exports of roasted coffee have nearly tripled in the first five months of the year, growing by 184%, according to Costa Rica’s export promotion agency, Procomer.
While exports of roasted coffee have seen remarkable growth, non-roasted exports are actually down by 19%.
A little more than half of Costa Rica’s roasted coffee is exported to the United States and Canada.
Other exports have also witnessed some significant growth this year, including frozen pineapple (53.8% increase for the period), milk (31.6%), melons (17.4%) and medical devices (10%).
The data represents results for 2,125 Costa Rican businesses that sell their products abroad.