Ceramic Products: $548 Million in Imports

For 2021, there was a 74% increase equivalent to $548 million for a volume of 1,028,504 tons of ceramic products, with Guatemala being the largest importer with $83 million, the main supplier to the Central American region was Spain with 19% of purchases with $105 million.

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Guatemala, Main Buyer
By 2021 the leading importer of ceramic products in Central America was Guatemala with $83 million, followed by Costa Rica with $71 million, El Salvador with $53 million, Honduras with $46 million, Panama with $37 million and Nicaragua with $26 million.

In 2021, imports from all markets increased year-on-year. Panama's purchases increased by 117%, Honduras by 91%, Guatemala by 78%, El Salvador by 76%, Nicaragua and Costa Rica by 44%.

Regional Imports on the Rise
Between 2020 and the same period in 2021, the value of imports in the region grew significantly by 74%, from $315 million to $548 million.

Major Suppliers to the Central American Market
In 2021, 19% of the imported value in the region came from Spain, followed by China with 18%, 15% from Guatemala, 12% from Brazil, 11% for Mexico, India with 9% and 3% from Colombia.

India is the country of origin of Central American imports that has grown the most in the period of recent years, since in 2012 it represented 0.60% of the total value purchased and in 2021 that proportion rose to 8.52%.

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