Intra-regional Trade Reaches $ 5.726 million

After a 18.4% fall in 2009, 2010 closed with an 8.6% increase.

Monday, February 14, 2011

According to information from the Central American Economic Integration Department (SIEC), 2008 figures show a total of $ 6,412 million in 2009, down from the 18.4% closing at $ 5,274 million.

"...commercial integration between the CA countries could be considered the most advanced of all projects of the Central American integration framework," Sigloxxi.com reported.

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Intra-regional Trade Up 13% in 2010

March 2011

In 2010 sales among Central American countries was $ 5.902 million, 13.4% higher than the $ 5.274 million in 2009.

Despite the increase it still does not recover to the point of 2008, when sales reached $ 6.461 million.

In 2010 Guatemala's strongest growth was reported at 20%, followed by El Salvador with 17% and Costa Rica with 10%.

6% Increase in Regional Trade

November 2010

Regional trade grew 6% in the first 6 months of the year compared to the same period of 2009.

According to information from the Central American Economic Integration Department (SIECA), between January and June of this year, trade reached $ 2,844 million, $ 165 million higher than the same period of 2009.

Intra Regional Trade Down 22%

October 2009

$900 million have been traded within Central America in the first half of this year, $261 million less than the same period of 2008.

The most affected sectors are construction, raw materials (chemical products), and industry (glass, plastics and metals), reported Luis Godoy, director of Agexport, the Guatemalan exporters association.

Inter Regional Trade Down 17%

July 2009

Trade between Central American countries decreased 17% in the first third of 2009, when compared to the same period of 2008.

According to data from the Central American Economic Integration Secretary, exports between the countries of the region reached $1.74 billion, $356 million less than the first third of 2008 ($2.1 billion).

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