Furniture: Purchases Up 4% in March 2019

In the first quarter of the year, imports of home and office furniture in Central American countries totaled $93 million, 4% more than in the same period in 2018.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Import of furniture in Central America Al June 30th, 2019  

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Panamanian Companies: Main Buyers
In the first three months of 2019, the main importer of furniture in Central America was Panama, with $34 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $22 million, Guatemala, with $12 million, Honduras with $11 million, El Salvador, with $9 million, and Nicaragua, with $4 million.

Origin of Imports
From January to March, 25% of the value imported from Central America was from China, 18% from the U.S., 7% from Canada, 6% from Italy and 4% from Brazil.

For the quarter in question of the last eight years, China is the country of origin of Central American imports that has grown the most, since in 2012 represented 17% of the total value purchased, and in 2019 rose to 25%.

More Regional Imports
Between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period in 2019, the value imported into the region rose 4%, from $89 million to $93 million.

Note: For this report, prepared and analyzed by CentralAmericaData, Sieca data were used.

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