Costa Rica: Cell Phone Imports Up 33%

In the first half of 2017, imports of cell phones totaled $147 million, 33% more than the amount purchased in the same period in 2016.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Al June 30th, 2017  

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Figures from the information system on the Mobile Phone Market in Costa Rica, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData [GRAPHIC caption = "Click to interact with the graphic"]

Changes in imports  
The difference between imports in the first six months of 2016 and 2017 marks an increase of 33%. The report by CentralAmericaData shows a total of $111 million in 2016 and $147 million in 2017.

For the periods in question, the value imported from China doubled, reaching $80 million from $40 million, while Vietnam grew by 23%, going from $18 million to $22 million.

Origin of imports 
From January to June 2017, 51% of the value imported from Costa Rica came from China, 15% from the United States, 14% from Vietnam, and 11% from Hong Kong. 

Vietnam is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most in the last 6 years. In the first half of 2012 it had no share in the imported value, and in the first six months of last year it reached 15% of the total purchased. 

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