PEST Analysis: Costa Rica

June 2021

Costa Rica enjoys relative peace and lower corruption than regional peers. However, persistent budget deficits are a risk to stability. The economy is forecast to recover well from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, despite its large reliance on a single trade partner. Growing middle classes are set to support discretionary spending, but an ageing population could exert pressure on already-distressed state finances. Technological development has been solid, but innovation is somewhat lacking.

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  • An overview of the economic structure and major industries
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PEST Analysis: Costa Rica


Chart 1 Main PEST Points in Costa Rica


Chart 2 Political Environment Dynamics in Costa Rica Summary 1 Political Environment Analysis in Costa Rica


Chart 3 Economic Environment Dynamics in Costa Rica Summary 2 Economic Environment Analysis in Costa Rica


Chart 4 Social Environment Dynamics in Costa Rica Summary 3 Social Environment Analysis in Costa Rica


Chart 5 Technological Environment Dynamics in Costa Rica Summary 4 Technological Environment Analysis in Costa Rica

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