Central America: Trade 2005-2009

Regional trade statistics (totals, in the Central American Common Market, and the rest of the world).

Thursday, February 4, 2010

SIECA, the Secretariat for Central American Economic Integration, published a report called “Central America: Trade 2005-2009”, with trade statistics for the region.

The document compiles updated trade statistics for the Central American countries (2005 to November 2009). SIECA has included estimations for December 2009, to make it easier to perform year to year comparisons.



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Central American International Trade Statistics

March 2010

International Trade Informaction, Trade Balance, Product Analysis, Top Partners, Top Products.

CENTRAL AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TRADE STATISTICS:

Original Country Data: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
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Intra Regional Trade Down 22%

October 2009

$900 million have been traded within Central America in the first half of this year, $261 million less than the same period of 2008.

The most affected sectors are construction, raw materials (chemical products), and industry (glass, plastics and metals), reported Luis Godoy, director of Agexport, the Guatemalan exporters association.

Inter Regional Trade Down 17%

July 2009

Trade between Central American countries decreased 17% in the first third of 2009, when compared to the same period of 2008.

According to data from the Central American Economic Integration Secretary, exports between the countries of the region reached $1.74 billion, $356 million less than the first third of 2008 ($2.1 billion).

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