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Construction Statistics

Construction Statistics

Source: Costa Rican Association of Engineers and Architects (Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y Arquitectos). Data collected from all construction permits registered during 2010. These statistics include new constructions as well as remodeling projects.

2010 Construction Statistics

Type Floor Area
(in million sq. ft.)
Floor Area
(in million sq. m.)
Residential
28.63
2.66
Commercial
13.56
1.26
Industrial
6.89
0.64
Other
28.85
2.68
Total
77.93
7.24

Square Meters Built/Remodeled in Costa Rica during 2010

Residential Floor Area
(in million sq. ft.)
Floor Area
(in million sq. m.)
Condos/Apartment Buildings 10.01 0.93
Houses 13.78 1.28
Other 4.95 0.4
Commercial
Businesses 9.04 0.84
Commercial Buildings 0.11 0.01
Offices 2.26 0.21
Other 5.8 0.54
Industrial
Warehouses 4.30 0.40
Telecommunications 1.08 0.10
Other 1.51 0.14

Top 10 Developed Counties in Costa Rica

Year 2010
County
Province
Floor Area
(in million sq. ft.)
Floor Area
(in million sq. m.)
Alajuela Alajuela 6.03 0.56
San Jose San Jose 4.41 0.41
Montes de Oro Puntarenas 4.20 0.39
La Union Cartago 3.88 0.36
Heredia Heredia 3.34 0.31
Puntarenas Puntarenas 2.91 0.27
Escazu San Jose 2.48 0.23
Santa Ana San Jose 2.15 0.20
Osa Puntarenas 1.83 0.17
Curridabat San Jose 1.83 0.17
Year 2009
County
Province
Floor Area
(in million sq. ft.)
Floor Area
(in million sq. m.)
San Jose San Jose
6.46
0.60
Alajuela Alajuela
4.20
0.39
Santa Cruz Puntarenas
2.90
0.27
San Carlos Alajuela
2.37
0.22
Limon Limon
2.37
0.22
Santa Ana San Jose
2.15
0.20
Escazu San Jose
2.15
0.20
Heredia Heredia
2.15
0.20
Cartago Cartago
2.05
0.19
Puntarenas Puntarenas 1.61 0.15
Year 2008
County
Province
Floor Area
(in million sq. ft.)
Floor Area
(in million sq. m.)
Alajuela Alajuela 8.10 0.75
Santa Cruz Guanacaste 8.08 0.75
La Union Cartago 7.13 0.66
San Jose San Jose 6.80 0.63
Escazu San Jose 6.08 0.57
Garabito Puntarenas 5.14 0.48
Heredia Heredia 5.11 0.47
Liberia Guanacaste 3.73 0.35
Nicoya Guanacaste 3.59 0.33
Santa Ana San Jose 3.55 0.33 

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