Honduras Imports More Textile Supplies

In the first quarter of the year, companies in the country imported $5 million worth of yarns and textile supplies, 15% more than what was purchased in the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Import of textile threads and supplies in Honduras Al March 31st, 2018  

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Figures from the Information System on the Textile and Textile Supplies Market in Honduras, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: Click to interact with the graphClick to interact with the graph

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Variation of imports  
Between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018 the import value of supplies for textile production in Honduras registered an increase, going from $4.2 million to $4.8 million. 

For the periods in question, the value imported from Guatemala reported an increase of 55%, rising from $1.1 million to $1.7 million.

Origin of imports 
During the first quarter of 2018, 35% of the value imported from Honduras came from Guatemala, 21% from China, 15% from Panama, 15% from the USA and 4% from Mexico.

Guatemala is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most in the first quarter of the last seven years. In 2012 it represented 26% of the total import value, and this year the figure reached 40%. 

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