Beer: 45% Increase in Purchases

Once again explained by the behavior of purchases from Mexico, during the first quarter of the year beer imports in Central America totaled $58 million, 45% more than in the same period of 2018.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
In the first three months of this year, the main importer of beer in Central America continued to be Guatemala, with $24 million, followed by Panama, with $13 million, Honduras, with $12 million, El Salvador, with $5 million, Costa Rica, with $4 million and Nicaragua, with $0.8 million.

Purchases Keep Rising
For the period from January to March 2018 and 2019, the value of beer imported into Central America increased 45%, rising from $40 million in 2018 to $58 million in 2019.

Between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2019, regional purchases from Mexico increased 36%, from $21 million to $29 million.

Origin of Imports
From January to March 2019, 50% of the value purchased by Central America came from Mexico, 30% from the U.S. and 4% from Belgium.

Mexico is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in the quarter concerned in the last eight years, as in 2012 represented 34% of total purchases and in 2019 grew to 50%.

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

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