National Statistics 61% open

Costa Rica

What data is expected?

Key national statistics on demographic and economic indicators such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or unemployment and population statistics. See our methodology section for more information.

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • National unemployment
  • National population

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 2

Data format


Data Location

  • - El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)
  • - Population data
  • - Employment data
  • - Economic data (including GDP/PIB)
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced No Footer: 'Copyrigth 2016 - INEC Costa Rica'
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date No Updated: amended to 'no' as data not up to date. Last census (population) 2011. Employment data every three months (latest Q4 2016). Latest GPD found 2013
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format XLS
    findable 4
    findable_steps I wrote Estadísticas Nacionales on Google Search and the first result if the correct. In the site, there is a thematic search on the left.
    Collected by government Yes
    usability 2
    collector_name Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)
    characteristics Gross Domestic Product, National unemployment, National population Update: added GDP as found additional date while searching site.
    location - El Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC), - Population data, - Employment data, - Economic data (including GDP/PIB) Update: Amended source description. Added links to specific data.


    The statistics are only gross totals. No granularity available. And are charts that should be cleaned and structured as a database Originally submitted by Ignacio Alfaro Marín

    Reviewer comments

    This submission is valid, thank you for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Added GDP to data found & links to specific data. Amended B6 to no as data found not up to date.

    Meta data

    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Sophie Lafayette
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Fri Jan 27 2017 18:08:52 GMT+0000 (UTC)