Costa Rica had a 2007 surplus
Thursday, January 17, 2008
For the first time in more than five decades, Costa Rica ended 2007 with a fiscal surplus of $173.5 million, equivalent to 0.65 percent of gross domestic product,the Ministry of Finance reported today.
Guillermo Zuniga, minister of this portfolio, explained in a press conference that this surplus is due to a strong increase in the collection of taxes, which this year totaled 4,105 million dollars, 28.5 percent more than in 2006.
Sin embargo, los gastos también crecieron, pasando de 3.356 millones de dólares en el 2006 a 3.934 millones el año pasado, un 17,2 por ciento más.
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