Central America: Fertilizer Imports Increase 12%

During the first half of 2018, purchases by countries in the region reached $494 million, 12% more than imports during the same period the previous year.

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Fertilizer Imports in Central America Al March 31st, 2020  

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Variation in regional imports
The volume of fertilizers imported between the first semester of 2017 and the same period of 2018 registered a decrease of 3%, falling from 1.52 million tons to 1.47 million tons.

For the periods in question, the value imported increased by 12%, from $439 million in 2017 to $494 million in 2018.

Imports by country
From January to June 2018, the main importer of fertilizers in Central America was Guatemala with $180 million, followed by Honduras with $104 million, Costa Rica with $93 million, El Salvador with $50 million, Nicaragua with $40 million and Panama with $27 million.

Origin of imports
During the first half of the year, 20% of the value imported from Central America was from Russia, 15% from China, 7% from the U.S. and 7% from Mexico.

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Fertilizers: Regional Purchases Up 8%

March 2019

In the first nine months of 2018, Central American countries imported $687 million in fertilizers, 8% more than in the same period last year.

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Central America Buys More Fertilizers from Mexico

November 2018

During the first nine months of 2018, companies in the region's countries imported from Mexico fertilizers for $70 million, 629% more than what was purchased in the same period of 2017.

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Price of Imported Fertilizers Continues to Fall

July 2018

The average price per kilo of fertilizers imported by the Central American countries dropped from $0.54 in January 2012 to $0.27 in March 2018, registering a 50% drop.

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Fertilizers in Central America: A $439 million Business

November 2017

In the first semester of 2017, Central American countries imported $439 million worth of fertilizer, 42% more than in the same period in 2016.

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