Gold: Exports increase 11%

The value of gold exported from Central America in the first three months of the year reached $132 million, 11% more than the value reported for the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Export of raw, semi-finished or powdered gold in Central America Al March 31st, 2018  


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Exports by country
From January to March 2018, the main exporter was Nicaragua with $96 million, followed by Honduras with $27 million and Costa Rica with $9 million. Guatemala, Panama and El Salvador did not report significant exports.

Variation in regional exports
Between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period of 2018 the value of gold exported from Central America reported an increase of 11%, from $118 million to $132 million.

The volume exported increased by 353% during the periods in question, from 68 tons to 306 tones.

Destination of exports
During the first three months of the year, almost all of the value exported from Central America was destined for the U.S. and a minimal amount for the Netherlands.

However, Canada bought more than half of Central America's gold exports in the first quarter of 2012 and 2013, in 2014 it bought 37%, and between 2015 and 2018 its purchases declined until they disappeared.

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