For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1970 to 2022. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 17.55 percent with a minimum of 11.61 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 22.49 percent in 1984.
The latest value from 2022 is 14.33 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 125
countries is 13.12 percent.
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The importance of manufacturing in the economy of Costa Rica and other countries is measured as the value added of manufacturing as percent of GDP. Manufacturing is part of the industrial sector of the economy.
Definition: Manufacturing refers to industries belonging to ISIC divisions 15-37. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 3. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.