More Business Between Panama and Chile

Manufacturing, fishery and aquaculture exports accounted for most of the 60% increase in sales from Chile to Panama between 2016 and 2017.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Exports in the fishing sector include salmon and trout, which grew by 46% in the period in question, going from $6.2 million in 2016 to $9 million in 2017, according to figures from a report by the country's South American trade promotion body, ProChile.

Laestrella.com.pa points out that the report states that "... Within the main subsectors of manufacturing are containers and packaging, whose exports last year exceeded $4 million, mainly explained by shipments of paper and cardboard containers ($1.2 million) and plastic containers ($1.2 million). Also noteworthy were shipments of plastics ($10.5 million) and various manufactures ($21 million)."

"... As for the agricultural macro-sector, this rose by 2%, to exceed $34.4 million in 2017, highlighting shipments such as fresh fruits ($10.8 million); and other agricultural products ($17.6 million). In the latter subgroup, increases in shipments of food preparations (+ 269.6%) and baby foods (+ 16.5%) were importantIn the year 2017, exports totaled US $68,306.1 million, 12.7% above the level reached in 2016, with increases of 21.8% in mining and 5.5% in industry, and drop of 7.1% in agriculture, fruit growing, livestock, forestry and extractive fishing."

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Fish: Nicaragua Produces More But Earns Less

January 2015

In 2014 production in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors increased by 28%, but due to low international prices export earnings declined by 8% compared to 2013.

Fisheries and aquaculture production in 2014, equivalent to 96.7 million pounds exceeded projections made by sector earlier this year and recorded a 28% increase over the previous year.

More Trade Wanted Between Chile and Costa Rica

March 2013

The Chilean Export Promotion Agency is planning to hold business conferences in Costa Rica in the months of April and August 2013.

The FTA between Costa Rica and Chile will celebrate 10 years of being in operation, and has been a fundamental tool for the growth of trade between the two countries, which at the end of 2011 reached $237 million, with a balance in Chile's favor of $182 million.

Panama Trade Mission to Chile and Peru

August 2011

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has reported that in September this year there will be a trade mission to Chile and Peru.

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Roberto Henriquez, reported that from the 5 to 9 September this year there will be a Trade Mission to Chile - Peru, with the participation of 15 domestic producers of fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, shrimp, processed food, housewares, toys, footwear, cooling services, logistic services and the Colon Free Zone.

Costa Rican Aquaculture Increased 16% in 2010

April 2011

Aquaculture production of tilapia, trout, shrimp and prawn reached 28.804 tons in 2010.

According to information from the Costa Rican Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture (Incopesca), in the short term, aquaculture production could exceed marine fishing.

"As for exports, tilapia is in the lead.

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