Central America: Mining Exports Recover

From January to September 2017, regional exports of metalliferous minerals totalled $59 million, 40% more than in the same period in 2016.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Exports of metalliferous minerals in Central America Al September 30th, 2018  

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Variation of exports 
In the first nine months of 2017 the total value of metalliferous minerals exported from Central America grew by 40% in relation to the same period in the previous year, rising from $42 million in 2016 to $59 million in 2017.

This growth contrasts with a 44% drop in the export value recorded from January to September 2016, compared to the same period in 2015.

Exports by country 
In the first nine months of 2017, Honduras was the largest exporter of metalliferous minerals, selling $34 million, followed by Guatemala with $25 million, and El Salvador and Nicaragua recorded sales abroad of less than one million. Costa Rica and Panama did not register significant exports.

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