More Chinese Cement in Central America

During the first six months of 2018, Central American companies imported hydraulic cement for $77 million, and purchases from China increased 42% over the same period in 2017.

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Imports of hydraulic cement in Central America Al June 30th, 2019  

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Imports by country
Between January and June of last year, the largest importer of hydraulic cements in Central America was Nicaragua, with $28 million, followed by Guatemala, with $18 million, El Salvador, with $12 million, Honduras, with $7 million, Panama, with $6 million and Costa Rica, with $5 million.

Variation in regional imports
Between the first half of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value imported into the region increased 2%, from $75.6 million to $77.1 million.

Regional purchases from China show a considerable increase for the periods concerned, with imports increasing by 42% from $8 million to $11 million.

Origin of imports
In the first six months of the year, 15% of the value purchased was from China, 11% from Mexico, 11% from Vietnam and 5% from Peru.

China is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in the first half of the last seven years, given that in 2012 no significant purchases were reported and last year monopolized 15% of the total imported by the region.

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