Cotton Price to Influence Textiles

The record price achieved for cotton would increase operating costs for enterprises in 2011.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The contract for December delivery closed at $ 1.2463 a pound on Friday, versus $ 1.1971 the previous week, according to Dean Garcia, director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile Industry. In the last three months the price has increased by 56%.

"For Nicaragua's textile sector it could mean 'stagnation' of sales, so we should be analyzing strategies to confront the situation," reported.

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Textile Business Grows in Central America

May 2017

In 2016, the value of imported yarns and textile raw materials in the region amounted to $328 million, equivalent to 89 thousand tons, 6% more than the volume purchased in 2015.

Figures from the information system on the  Central American Market for Yarns and Textiles materials, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption="Clic para interactuar con la gráfica"]

El Salvador: Protection for Textiles in Korea FTA

November 2016

In the agreement between the region and South Korea the rule of origin for Salvadoran Textiles was recognized, which will prevent the importation of fabrics to later be used in the manufacture of garments in El Salvador.

The Salvadoran government managed to include in the agreement the recognition by South Korea of a rule of origin for textiles, in order to protect the entire chain in a country where virtually all of the raw materials for the manufacture of garments are produced, with the exception of cotton.

Textiles and Supplies Market in Central America

September 2016

A report by the Business Intelligence Unit at notes that in 2015 Central American countries imported $318 million worth of yarns, filaments and textiles, led by El Salvador with $157 million.

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Central American Textile Chain

October 2011

Guatemala's textile industry is changing from exporter of finished products to one that provides raw materials to manufacturers in other Central American countries.

The migration of maquila companies to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras has generated an increased demand for industrial fabric and textile materials transforming the Guatemalan textile industry.

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