Aluminum in Central America: Imports up to June 2018

During the first half of the year, the countries of the region added $299 million in aluminum and its Manufactures, and 66% was imported by companies in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Panama.

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Import of aluminum and its manufactures in Central America Al March 31st, 2020  

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Imports by country
From January to June 2018, the main importer of aluminum and its manufactures in the region was Guatemala, with $83 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $62 million, Panama, with $53 million, El Salvador with $47 million, Honduras with $35 million and Nicaragua, with $19 million.

Origin of regional imports
During the first half of the year, 18% of the value imported by Central America was from China, 15% from the U.S., 11% from Belgium, 8% from Mexico and 4% from Brazil.

For the January-June period of the past seven years, China is the fastest-growing market of origin for purchases, representing 11% of the total value of regional purchases in 2012, and this year that share rose to 18%.

Variation in regional imports
Between the first semester of 2017 and the same period of 2018, the volume imported of aluminum and its manufactures registered an increase of 27%, from 78 thousand tons to 99 thousand tons.

During the periods in question, the imported value increased slightly, by 0.42%, from $298 million in 2017 to $299 million in 2018.

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