Fertilizers: Business with Russia up 29%

In the first six months of 2019, fertilizer imports from countries in the region totaled $439 million, and purchases from Russian companies grew 29% over the same period in 2018.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Fertilizer Imports in Central America Al March 31st, 2020  

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Variation in Regional Business
Between January and June 2018 and the same period in 2019, the volume imported of fertilizers registered a 13% decrease, falling from 1.47 million tons to 1.27 million tons. For the periods in question, the imported value registered an 11% decrease, decreasing from $494 million to $439 million.

In contrast to the general behavior, purchases from Russia increased by $29 million, going from $97 million reported in the first semester of 2018 to $126 million recorded in the first six months of 2019.

Costa Rica, Main Buyer
In the first semester of 2019, the main importer of fertilizers in Central America was Guatemala with $111 million, followed by Costa Rica with $99 million, Honduras with $90 million, El Salvador with $66 million, Panama with $44 million and Nicaragua with $31 million.

Top Sellers
From January to June 2019, 29% of the value imported from Central America came from Russia, 20% from China, 8% from the US and 6% from Canada.

Russia is the market source of imports that has grown the most for the months in question of the last eight years, as in 2012 represented 17% of total purchases and in 2019 that proportion rose to 29%.

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