More and More Rice Imported to Central America

In the first six months of the year, rice imports in Central America reached $163 million, an increase of 56% over the same period in 2017.

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Imports by country
During the first half of the year, the main importer of rice in Central America was Costa Rica, with $40 million, followed by Panama, with $37 million, Nicaragua, with $24 million, Guatemala, with $23 million, Honduras, with $21 million and El Salvador, with $19 million.

Variation in regional imports
Between the first semester of 2017 and the same period of 2018, the volume imported of rice registered an increase of 24%, from 302 thousand tons to 373 thousand tons.

Like the volume, the value reported the same behavior for the periods in question, since purchases registered an increase of 56%, from $104 million in 2017 to $163 million in 2018.

Origin of imports
From January to June 2018, 48% of the value imported from Central America was from the U.S., 27% from Brazil, 13% from Guyana and 6% from Uruguay.

For the period in question of the last seven years, Guyana is the origin market of imports that has grown the most, since in 2012 it represented no purchases in the region and in 2018 it accounted for 13% of Central American purchases.

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