Candies and Chocolates: Business with Colombia up 12%

In the first semester of 2019, countries of the region imported $166 million for candies, chocolates and other cocoa-based preparations, and purchases from Colombian companies are 12% higher than those reported during the same period in 2018.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Importation of candies and chocolates in Central America Al June 30th, 2021  

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
From January to June, the main buyer of candies and chocolates in Central America was Guatemala with $42 million, followed by Costa Rica with $32 million, Panama with $30 million, Honduras with $27 million, El Salvador with $21 million and Nicaragua with $16 million.

Top Suppliers
In the first six months of 2019, 26% of the value imported from Central America came from the USA, 22% from Mexico, 8% from Colombia and 4% from China.

For the period in question of the last eight years, Colombia is the market of origin of the imports that has grown the most, since in 2012 it represented 5% of total purchases and in 2019 it reached 8%.

Variation in Regional Imports
Between the first half of 2018 and the same period in 2019, the value imported into Central America did not register significant variations.

On the other hand, for the periods in question the volume purchased reported a drop, in this case was 13%, from 71,779 tons to 62,227 tons.

Note: For this report, prepared by CentralAmericaData, data from SIECA were used.

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