Central America Foreign Trade January-October 2013

Central American exports between January and October 2013 amounted to $25.189 million, 2.2 % less than in the same period in 2012.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

From a Bulletin by the Foreign Trade Office at SIECA January-October 2013

Total Central American exports accumulated from January to October 2013 amounted to U.S. $25.189 million, 2.2% less than the amount recorded in the same period of 2012, due in part to a fall in international prices of coffee, sugar, palm oil and a slow down in demand from some trading partners in the region. During this period, 61.0 % of Central American exports were made by Costa Rica and Guatemala and 14.7 % by El Salvador, Honduras followed with 13.1%, Nicaragua 8.2% and Panama with 2.9 percent.

Meanwhile, imports for October 2013 increased by 2.1% compared to the same period in 2012, accumulating a value of $58.7782 million. During this period, 46.4% of Central American imports were made by Costa Rica and Guatemala and 18.5 % by Panama, followed by El Salvador with 14.4%, Honduras with 12.9% and Nicaragua with 7.8 percent.



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