Intel makes more beans than coffee for Costa Rica

Intel's assembly plant is likely to contribute more to the Costa Rican economy than coffee this year.
Written by Martin Veitch, Contributor

The chip maker's facility will produce about £430 million revenues for 1998, outpacing the South American country's crops of bananas and coffee beans, president Jose Maria Figueres was quoted as saying in this morning's Financial Times.

The Intel contribution would only be slightly beaten by tourism income, Figueres added. Intel exports are expected to be worth $3 billion in 1999 as the firm expands its presence.

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