Costa Rica

Market research on consumer products, commercial industries, demographics trends and consumer lifestyles in Costa Rica. Includes comprehensive data and analysis, tables and charts, with five-year forecasts.

Country Report

Tea in Costa Rica

Dec 2021

Tea marketed according to functional claims based on health and wellness prospered during 2021 as rising demand was driven by the sharpened focus on maintaining good general health and a strong immune system within the context of the COVID-19…

USD 990
Country Report

Other Hot Drinks in Costa Rica

Dec 2021

Even higher levels of innovation continue to be seen across chocolate-based powder drinks, the key category of other hot drinks in Costa Rica. Among the brands that offered extensions of their most recognised brands in 2021 were Nutresa’s Cocoa Dulce…

USD 990
Country Report

Hot Drinks in Costa Rica

Dec 2021

Retail sales of hot drinks continued to increase substantially during 2021 as the desire of consumers to avoid coming into contact with the COVID-19 virus meant that social distancing and home seclusion remained major cultural themes during the year.…

USD 2,100
Country Report

Coffee in Costa Rica

Dec 2021

Being used as a store traffic generator amongst major modern grocery retailers’ chains, coffee promotions and discounts set the pace of coffee offer during most part of 2020 and the first half of 2021, when the pandemic disruption moved a relevant…

USD 990
Strategy Briefing

Financial Cards and Payments in Latin America

Nov 2021

The overall consumer payments value performance will remain weak in 2021, after a challenging 2020, with Coronavirus (COVID-19) limiting spending opportunities and also having a major impact on local economies in the region. While the pandemic helped…

USD 1,325
Strategy Briefing

Food, Beverages and Tobacco in Latin America

Nov 2021

With turnover of USD594.0 billion, Latin America ranked fourth globally in terms of food, beverages and tobacco production in 2020. Following a contraction in 2020 due to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 shock, the industry is set to return to…

USD 1,325
Strategy Briefing

Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment in Latin America

Oct 2021

In 2020, Latin America ranked fourth globally in terms of production output of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, with a turnover of USD107 billion. Following a contraction in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is set to return to…

USD 1,325
Country Report

Wound Care in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, wound care saw slowed current value growth in 2020. Lockdown restrictions drove the decrease in demand, as home seclusion and lowered participation in physical outdoor activities leads to fewer injuries and…

USD 990
Country Report

Weight Management and Wellbeing in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Not being considered as a priority during the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for weight management products dropped in 2020. In fact, weight management and wellbeing saw stagnant growth in 2020, mostly due to the declining growth rates anticipated for…

USD 990
Country Report

Vitamins in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In 2020, vitamins saw much higher current value growth than in the previous year, due to Costa Rican consumers increasing their demand for vitamins due to COVID-19. With consumers focusing more on their health and wellbeing, sales of vitamin C saw a…

USD 990
Country Report

Sports Nutrition in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Even though gyms closed throughout 2020, many continued to work out from home. However, sports like football, bicycle riding, basketball, and tennis cannot be practiced at home, which has had a negative impact on sports nutrition. Gyms were closed…

USD 990
Country Report

Paediatric Consumer Health in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Currently, in Costa Rica, paediatric digestive remedies are either non-existent or lack product options. As a result, many higher income consumers resort to importing products by hiring a forwarding service. Prior to the pandemic, many higher-income…

USD 990
Country Report

Herbal/Traditional Products in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, anxiety and stress has prevailed amongst Costa Rican consumers. In turn, this has led to many consumers to suffer from sleep problems. To help this, many consumers have been using herbal/traditional sleep aids and the…

USD 990
Country Report

Digestive Remedies in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the major sale drivers for diarrhoeal remedies were locals’ eating habits. As more people stayed at home in 2020 and were unable to eat out, demand slowed down. Likewise, many consumers paid more attention to their…

USD 990
Country Report

Dietary Supplements in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In 2020, similar to vitamins, dietary supplements also witnessed a major increase in demand, particularly in the case of all-natural proposals and combination products capable of promoting immune health support. While the focus of both herbal and…

USD 990
Country Report

Dermatologicals in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, different product areas responded quite differently in 2020 depending on what they treat. For example, antiparasitics/lice (head and body) treatments witnessed slowed current value growth as a result of school…

USD 990
Country Report

Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In 2021, cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) will see slowed current value growth as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The main reason for this is due to the ongoing safety measures such as constant hand washing, social distancing, and…

USD 990
Country Report

Consumer Health in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

In 2021, the vaccination process is slow in Costa Rica, however, consumers have become accustomed to life with COVID-19. Costa Ricans, in general are less fearful in 2021, as they have more of an understanding of the diminished risk if everyone uses…

USD 2,650
Country Report

Analgesics in Costa Rica

Oct 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, acetaminophen has been performing well and will continue to do so throughout 2021. The main reason for this is because acetaminophen has become the default prescription for those with COVID-19, as ibuprofen is…

USD 990
Country Report

Yoghurt and Sour Milk Products in Costa Rica

Sep 2021

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown scenario which began in 2020 and remains to a degree during 2021, sales of impulse and single-serving yoghurts have remained significantly impacted, with a move towards larger family-size formats which are…

USD 990
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