Glass: $300 Million in Annual Purchases

In 2018, imports of glass and glass manufactures in Central America totaled $302 million, and 44% were bought by companies in Guatemala and Costa Rica.

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Central American Imports for Glass and its Manufactures Al September 30th, 2018  

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
During 2018, the main importer in Central America was Guatemala, with $69 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $65 million, Panama, with $58 million, El Salvador, with $44 million, Honduras, with $42 million and Nicaragua, with $20 million.

Main Suppliers
Last year, 28% of the value imported from Central America was from China, 13% from the U.S., 11% from Mexico and 4% from Colombia.

The Asian country is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in recent years, since in 2012 represented 16% of the total value imported by the region and in 2018 reached 21%.

Variation of Regional Business
Between 2017 and 2018, the volume imported of glass and its manufactures registered an 8% decrease, falling from 368 thousand tons to 338 thousand tons.

On the other hand, for the years concerned the imported value registered a 1% decrease, from $304 million in 2017 to $302 million in 2018.

Note: For this report, prepared by CentralAmericaData, SIECA data were used.

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Glass: Regional Business Figures

March 2019

In the first nine months of the year, imports of glass and its manufactures in Central America totaled $224 million, and 43% were bought by companies in Guatemala and Costa Rica.

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Glass: Imports Increase 3%

October 2018

During the first half of the year, imports of glass and glass products in Central America reached $155 million, an increase of 3% compared to the same period in 2017.

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Figures on the Glass Trade in Central America

August 2018

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 America Imports More Glass from China

August 2017

In 2016 imports of glass and its manufactures into Central American countries totaled $301 million, and the value imported from the Asian country grew by 27% compared to 2015.

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