Agrochemicals: Fewer Purchases in 2018

During 2018, companies in Central American countries imported insecticides, herbicides and fungicides for $671 million, 3% less than they bought in 2017.

Friday, August 2, 2019

Import of insecticides, herbicides and fungicides in Central America Al March 31st, 2019  

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
In 2018, the main buyer in Central America was Guatemala with $162 million, followed by Costa Rica with $155 million, Honduras with $100 million, Panama with $96 million, Nicaragua with $90 million and El Salvador with $58 million.


Origin of Central American Imports
From January to September 2018, 15% of the value imported from Central America came from China, 14% from the U.S., 10% from Mexico, 7% from Colombia and 4% from Germany.


China is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in recent years, since in 2012 represented 9% of total purchases, and in 2018 reached 15%.


Variation in Regional Imports
Between 2017 and 2018, imported value decreased slightly by 3% from $689 million to $671 million.

Note: For this report, prepared by CentralAmericaData, SIECA data were used.

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