Central American Trade Figures - II Quarter of 2016

In the second quarter, the region exported $14,440 million, of which 31% went to the intra-regional market and 69% to other markets.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

From the Trade Monitor of the Economic Secretariat for Central American Integration (SIECA):

Central America, October 6, 2016. The dynamics of regional trade continue in a negative phase in terms of aggregate growth and internal results in many countries, however, when compared with that seen in the previous quarter a slowdown can be seen in retail trade.  

The figures come from the last Central American Trade Monitor report - produced quarterly by the Center of Studies for Economic Integration, SIECA, in its edition for the period between April and June this year. 

During the second quarter of 2016 the region experienced an interannual variation of -3.4% in the value of its exports and -4.1% in imports.  The determining factor was a fall in trade with third partners, where extra - regional exports fell in the order of 4.1%, while imports from the extra - regional market fell by 4.3%.  

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From the Central America Trade Monitor report, IV quarter 2016, by the SIECA:

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