Regional trade amongst countries increases 25%
According to the WTO, export among Central American countries totaled $6.4 billion in 2008.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Elsalvador.com reports: "The World Trade Organization estimates that commercial transactions between Central American countries at the end of 2008 was at $6.4 billion, a growth of 25%. Reports from the Central American Secretariat for Economic Integration (SIECA) also reveal that between 2000 and 2007 commercial trading has doubled, going from $2.6 billion to $5.3 billion."
Trade between Central American countries decreased 17% in the first third of 2009, when compared to the same period of 2008.
After a 18.4% fall in 2009, 2010 closed with an 8.6% increase.
Regional trade grew 6% in the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period of 2009.
$900 million have been traded within Central America in the first half of this year, $261 million less than the same period of 2008.
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