Central America No Longer Exports Gold to Canada

In 2012 gold exports to Canada amounted to $377 million, equivalent to 54% of the total exported by the region that year, but four years later the figure has fallen to 0.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Export of raw, semi-finished or powdered gold in Central America Al March 31st, 2018  


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Variation of regional exports  
Between 2015 and 2016 the export value of gold from Central America increased by 10%, rising from $429 million in 2015 to $470 million in 2016. 

During the years in question the volume exported grew by 23%, going from 202 tons in 2015 to 248 tons in 2016.

Exports by country 
In 2016 the main exporter was Nicaragua, with $358 million, followed by Honduras, with $95 million and Costa Rica, with $18 million. Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador did not record significant exports. 

Destination of exports 
In 2016 almost all of the value exported from Central America was sent to the United States. and a minimum amount to Switzerland.

However, in 2012 and 2013, Canada bought more than half of Central American gold exports, buying 38% in 2014 and between 2015 and 2016, its purchases fell to nothing.

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