The country’s exports increased 7.7 percent in the first half of the year in comparison with the same period in 2012, the Ministerio de Comercio Exterior said Wednesday.
Exports were $2.9 billion, the ministry said.
Foreign direct investment was up, too. The Banco Central reports that in the first half of the year, the country saw $1.3 billion in this type of investment. The amount was 15.4 percent greater than the same period in 2012, said the ministry.
There was a 97 percent increase in investments in real estate, according to the ministry data.