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Date of release: April 7 2003

International Merchandise Trade Statistics
National Compilation and Reporting Practices

--- 1996 Survey Results ---

Introduction | Research countries | Research questions | List of UN recommendations

COSTA RICA
33 answers comply with UN recommendations (blue). (63.5%)
19 answers do not comply with UN recommendations (red). (36.5%)
0 questions have no answer. (0%)
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1.  Do you include in trade statistics non-monetary gold?YES
2.  Do you include in trade statistics trade on government account?YES
3.  Do you include in trade statistics military goods?NO
4.  Do you include in trade statistics electricity, gas and water?YES
5.  Do you include in trade statistics postal items?YES
6.  Do you include in trade statistics goods used as carriers of information and software (not to order)?YES
7.  Do you include in trade statistics trade in marine vessels and aircraft that engage in international traffic?YES
8.  Do you include in trade statistics mobile equipment (i.e. drilling rigs) operating in international waters?NO
9.  Do you include in trade statistics goods delivered to and from offshore installations located in the economic territory of the compiling country?NO
10.  Do you include in trade statistics trade in products mined from the seabed in international waters?YES
11.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage supplied to foreign vessels or aircraft in the national territory?YES
12.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage sold from foreign vessels or aircraft in the national territory?YES
13.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage landed from foreign vessels in national ports?YES
14.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage acquired by national vessels on the high seas from foreign vessels?YES
15.  Do you include in trade statistics goods for processing?YES
16.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on financial lease (one year or more)?NO
17.  Do you include in trade statistics illegal trade?NO
18.  Do you include in trade statistics barter trade?NO
19.  Do you include in trade statistics foreign aid?YES
20.  Do you include in trade statistics local border trade?YES
21.  Do you include in trade statistics goods consigned by a government to its armed forces and diplomatic representatives abroad?NO
22.  Do you include in trade statistics monetary gold?YES
23.  Do you include in trade statistics issued securities, banknotes and coins in circulation?YES
24.  Do you include in trade statistics bunkers, stores, ballast and dunnage acquired abroad for national vessels or aircraft?NO
25.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage sold abroad from national vessels?YES
26.  Do you include in trade statistics fish and salvage sold to foreign vessels from national vessels?YES
27.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on operational lease (less than one year)?NO
28.  Do you include in trade statistics improvement and repair trade?NO
29.  Do you include in trade statistics goods on temporary admission?NO
30.  Is transit trade (i.e. goods simply being transported through the territory) excluded from the import and export statistics?YES
31.  Are separate data available in respect of transit trade?NO
32.  Is there a minimum value below which a transaction is not included in the trade statistics?YES
33.  If Yes, what is that value in respect of exports?
Comment: US$20.
< $25
34.  If Yes, what is that value in respect of imports?
Comment: US$20.
< $25
35.  In the compilation of trade statistics, do you distinguish between civilian and military uses for aircraft?NO
36.  In the compilation of trade statistics, do you distinguish between civilian and military uses for radio navigational aids, radars and radio remote control apparatus?NO
37.  In the compilation of trade statistics, do you distinguish between civilian and military uses for chemicals, leather, rubber, clothing etc.?NO
38.  Are there customs warehouses/customs bonded warehouses in your country?YES
39.  Are there free zones (free ports, entrep˘t ports, free warehouses) in your country?YES
40.  Are there warehouses for inward processing?YES
41.  Do you use the general trade system?NO
42.  If Yes, are separate data available for domestic exports (goods of national origin)?N/A
43.  If Yes, are separate data available for re-exports of imported goods in free circulation?N/A
44.  If Yes, are separate data available for exports from customs bonded warehouses and free zones?
Comment: Data available only for customs bonded warehouses, not for free zones.
YES
45.  If Yes, are separate data available for imports into customs bonded warehouses and free zones?
Comment: See footnote 44.
YES
46.  If Yes, are separate data available for exports from inward processing zones?N/A
47.  If Yes, are separate data available for imports into inward processing zones?N/A
48.  Do you use the special trade system?YES
49.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for imports into premises for customs warehousing?YES
50.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for exports from premises for customs warehousing?YES
51.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for exports from premises for inward processing?NO
52.  If you use the special trade system, are separate data available for imports into premises for inward processing?NO
53.  Is the statistical value of imported goods a CIF-type value?YES
54.  Is the statistical value of exported goods an FOB-type value?YES
55.  Do you use some other valuation for imports?NO
56.  Do you use some other valuation for exports?NO
57.  Are data separately available for freight and insurance costs?NO
58.  Do you classify imports by country of origin or production?YES
59.  Do you classify imports by country of consignment?YES
60.  Do you classify imports by country of purchase?YES
61.  Do you classify exports by country of consumption or home use?YES
62.  Do you classify exports by country of last known destination?YES
63.  Do you classify exports by country of sale?YES
64.  Do you compile total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale?
Comment: Statistics for free zones are kept by the Corporaciˇn de Zonas Francas
YES
65.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale?pre 1990
66.  What is the latest year for which total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale are available?pre 1995
67.  Do you compile the total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase?
Comment: See footnote 64.
YES
68.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase?pre 1990
69.  What is the latest year for which total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase are available?pre 1995
70.  Do you compile the total exports from warehouses for inward processing by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale?YES
71.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total exports from warehouses for inward processing by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale?pre 1990
72.  What is the latest year for which total exports from warehouses for inward processing by country of consumption/consignment or destination/sale are available?pre 1995
73.  Do you compile the total imports into warehouses for inward processing by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase?YES
74.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total imports into warehouses for inward processing by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase?pre 1990
75.  What is the latest year for which total imports into warehouses for inward processing by country of origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase are available?pre 1995
76.  Do you compile the total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?
Comment: See footnote 64.
YES
77.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?pre 1990
78.  What is the latest year for which total exports from customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports are available?pre 1995
79.  Do you compile the total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports?NO
80.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports?N/A
81.  What is the latest year for which total imports into customs warehouses or free zones by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports are available?N/A
82.  Do you compile the total exports from warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?YES
83.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total exports from warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?pre 1990
84.  What is the latest year for which total exports from warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country for exports are available?pre 1995
85.  Do you compile the total imports into warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports?YES
86.  In what year did you begin compiling annual data on total imports into warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports?pre 1990
87.  What is the latest year for which total imports into warehouses for inward processing by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports are available?pre 1995
88.  Are the data referred in questions 76 - 87 available on tape?NO
89.  Are the data referred in questions 76 - 87 available on diskette?YES
90.  Are the data referred in questions 76 - 87 available in a publication?YES
91.  Do you use the Customs Co-operation Council Nomenclature (CCCN)?
Comment: Until July 1993, 6-digit.
YES
92.  Do you use the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS)?
Comment: Since July 1993.
YES
93.  Do you use the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC)?
Comment: Until July 1993, SITC, Rev.2 was used with the CCCN; since July 1993, SITC, Rev.3 is used along with the HS.
YES
94.  Do you use classifications other than CCCN, HS and SITC?
Comment: CUODE, 2-digit; ISIC, 4-digit.
YES
95.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use HS?NO
96.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use SITC, Rev.1?NO
97.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use SITC, Rev.2?NO
98.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use SITC, Rev.3?NO
99.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use the Customs Co-operation Council Nomenclature (CCCN)?YES
100.  For coding commodities in the basic transactions, do you use a classification other than CCCN, HS and SITC?
Comment: Until 1993: NAUCA. Since 1994: SAC.
YES
101.  If you use HS or another classification system for coding the basic transactions, do you convert data to SITC, Rev.1?NO
102.  If you use HS or another classification system for coding the basic transactions, do you convert data to SITC, Rev.2?NO
103.  If you use HS or another classification system for coding the basic transactions, do you convert data to SITC, Rev.3?NO
104.  If you use HS or another classification system for coding the basic transactions, do you convert data to another classification?NO
105.  Is confidentiality applied to certain products?
Comment: To all.
YES
106.  Do you use customs declarations as a source?YES
107.  If you use customs declarations as a source, do you use other sources as well?NO
108.  Is the date used for recording external trade statistics the date goods enter/leave the economic territory?NO
109.  Is the date used for recording external trade statistics the date of customs clearance?YES
110.  Is the date used for recording external trade statistics the date of receipt of the source document at the statistical agency?NO
111.  Is the date used for recording external trade statistics other than indicated in questions 108-110?N/A
112.  Is conversion of foreign currencies into national currency based on the prevailing market or on the official rate?NO
113.  Is conversion of foreign currencies into national currency based on an official rate established solely for conversion of trade data?
Comment: Rate established by Central Bank.
YES
114.  Are different (multiple) rates used in currency conversion?NO
115.  Are different (multiple) rates used in currency conversion for exports?N/A
116.  Are different (multiple) rates used in currency conversion for imports?N/A
117.  Is the exchange rate used for currency conversion that which is in effect at the time of exportation or importation?NO
118.  Is the exchange rate used for currency conversion a rate different from that which is in effect at the time of exportation or importation?
Comment: Monthly average.
YES
119.  Monthly data become available in (days):> 1month
120.  Quarterly data become available in (days):N/A
121.  Annual data become available in (days):N/A
122.  On what basis can you provide data on total imports?Monthly
123.  On what basis can you provide data on total exports?Monthly
124.  On what basis can you provide data on total re-exports?Monthly
125.  On what basis can you provide data on total imports by any of the following partner country attributions: origin or production/consignment or provenance/purchase?Monthly
126.  On what basis can you provide data on total exports by any of the following partner country attributions: consumption/consignment or destination/sale?Monthly
127.  On what basis can you provide data on total re-exports by any of the following partner country attributions: consumption/consignment or destination/sale?Monthly
128.  On what basis can you provide data on total imports by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for imports?Monthly
129.  On what basis can you provide data on total exports by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?Monthly
130.  On what basis can you provide data on total re-exports by commodity and by any of the partner country attributions for exports?Monthly
131.  On what basis can you provide other data?.........(Please specify.)N/A
132.  Are the data referred to the questions 122 - 131 available on tape?NO
133.  Are the data referred to the questions 122 - 131 available on diskette?YES
134.  Are the data referred to the questions 122 - 131 available in a publication?YES
135.  Do you have available external trade data by air?YES
136.  Do you have available external trade data by sea?YES
137.  Do you have available external trade data by inland waterway?NO
138.  Do you have available external trade data by railway?NO
139.  Do you have available external trade data by road?YES
140.  Do you have available external trade data by pipeline?NO
141.  Do you have available external trade data by other mode of transportation?NO
142.  Do you collect quantity data?YES
143.  Do you use a standard unit of weight for quantity measurement of all commodities where applicable?YES
144.  Do you use a standard unit of weight for quantity measurement of most commodities?NO
145.  Do you use a standard unit of weight for quantity measurement of a few selected commodities?NO
146.  For commodities where a unit of quantity measurement other than weight is commonly used, do you use this unit in addition to weight?YES
147.  For commodities where a unit of quantity measurement other than weight is commonly used, do you use only this unit?N/A
148.  Do you use units of weight on a net basis (e.g. excluding packing)?NO
149.  Do you use units of weight on a gross basis?YES
150.  Do you use for ships, number of ships?YES
151.  Do you use for ships, gross registered tons?YES
152.  Do you use for ships, dead-weight tons?NO
153.  Do you use for ships, other quantity units?NO
154.  Do you use for aircraft, number of planes?YES
155.  Do you use for aircraft their carrying capacity in terms of number of seats and/or kilograms?YES
156.  Do you use for aircraft other quantity units?NO