Corn: Central American Purchases Increase at 15%

During the first quarter of the year, corn imports from companies in the region reached $194 million, 15% more than reported in the same period of 2018.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Import of corn in Central America Al September 30th, 2019  

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Between the first three months of 2018 and the same period of 2019, the total value of corn imported into Central America increased 15% from $168 million to $194 million. Regarding the volume imported, this also reported an increase, in this case from 849 thousand tons to 923 thousand tons.

Price of Imports
In recent years, the price has shown a downward trend, falling by 40% for the period October 2012 to March 2019, from $0.35 per kilo to $0.22 per kilo.

Imports by Country
In the first quarter of the year, the main buyer by value of imported corn in Central America continued to be Guatemala with $58 million, followed by Costa Rica with $40 million, El Salvador with $35 million, Honduras with $32 million, Panama with $18 million and Nicaragua with $11 million.

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

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Corn imports from the countries of the region reached $168 million between January and March of this year, 6% more than what was reported in the same period of 2017.

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