Fiber Optic Cables: Regional Purchases up 29%.

In the first semester of 2020, Central American countries imported $31 million in optical fiber cables, 29% more than what was reported in the same period of 2019, a rise that is explained by the behavior of purchases from Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala and Costa Rica.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

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Regional Business Figures
Between January and June 2019 and the same period in 2020, the value of optical fiber cables imported into Central America increased by 29%, from $24.2 million to $31.2 million.

For the semesters in question, regional purchases from companies in Mexico and China increased by 50% and 22%, respectively.

Costa Rica, Main Importer
In the first nine months of 2018 the main buyer in the region was Costa Rica, with $10 million, followed by Guatemala, Honduras and Panama, with $5 million each, El Salvador, with $3 million, and Nicaragua also with $3 million.

Mexico and China, Most Important Supplier
From January to June 2020, 27% of the value imported into the region came from Mexico, 27% from China, 12% from the USA, 11% from India, 6% from Spain, 5% from Colombia and 4% from Hong Kong.

China is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most for the months in question in recent years, since in 2012 it represented 7% of total purchases in Central America, and in 2020 that proportion rose to 27%.

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