Figures on the Glass Trade in Central America

In the first three months of the year imports of glass and its manufactures in Central America totaled $79 million, registering an increase of just 1% over the same period in 2017.

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Central American Imports for Glass and its Manufactures Al September 30th, 2019  

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Imports by country 
In the first quarter of 2018 the main importer in Central America was Guatemala with $19 million, followed by Panama with $15 million, Costa Rica with $14 million, Honduras with $13 million, El Salvador with $12 million and Nicaragua with $6 million. 

Origin of imports 
From January to March of this year, 25% of the value imported from Central America came from China, 13% from the US, 9% from Mexico and 5% from Colombia. 

China is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in the first quarter of recent years, as in 2012 it represented 16% of the total value imported by the region and in 2018 this figure reached 25%.

Variation of regional imports 
Between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the import volume of glass and its manufactures registered a 10% decrease, decreasing from 102,000 tons to 91,000 tons.

On the other hand, for the periods in question, the import value registered an increase of 1%, going from $78 million in 2017 to $79 million in 2018.

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