Fertilizers: Regional Purchases Up 8%

In the first nine months of 2018, Central American countries imported $687 million in fertilizers, 8% more than in the same period last year.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Fertilizer Imports in Central America Al December 31st, 2020  

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Variation in regional business
Between January and September 2017 and the same period in 2018, the volume of fertilizer imports fell by 8%, from 2.2 million tons to 2 million tons.

For the periods concerned, the value imported increased by 8%, from $636 million in 2017 to $687 million in 2018.

Guatemala, main buyer
In the first nine months of 2018, the main importer of fertilizers in Central America was Guatemala with $174 million, followed by Honduras with $148 million, Costa Rica with $143 million, El Salvador with $64 million, Nicaragua with $55 million and Panama with $53 million.

Main sellers
From January to September 2018, 18% of the value imported from Central America was from Russia, 14% from China, 8% from the U.S. and 8% from Mexico.

Mexico is the source market of imports that has grown the most for the months concerned in the last seven years, as in 2012 represented 3% of total purchases and in 2018 that proportion rose to 8%.

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Fertilizers: $639 Million Business

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Between January and September 2019, Central America allocated $639 million to fertilizer imports, 7% less than in the same period in 2018, with Honduras and Guatemala being the markets that recorded the most significant reductions.

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Central America Buys More Fertilizers from Mexico

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During the first nine months of 2018, companies in the region's countries imported from Mexico fertilizers for $70 million, 629% more than what was purchased in the same period of 2017.

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More Russian Fertilizers in Costa Rica

August 2018

In the first quarter of 2018, companies in the country imported $34 million worth of fertilizers, and purchases in Russia totaled $12 million, 45% more than in the same period in 2017.

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Price of Imported Fertilizers Continues to Fall

July 2018

The average price per kilo of fertilizers imported by the Central American countries dropped from $0.54 in January 2012 to $0.27 in March 2018, registering a 50% drop.

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