Nicaragua: Exports Grew by 9% in 2012

During 2012, free zone exports stood at $1.9038 billion, equivalent to a growth rate of 8.6%.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Information published by the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN):

In 2012, free zone exports stood at $1.9038 billion, equivalent to a growth rate of 8.6%.The sectors which participated the most in the absolute growth of exports from the free zone in relation to 2011 were chasis, which contributed $65 million (42.9% of total), fishing, $37.6 million (24.8%), textiles, $32.2 million (21.3%) and tobacco $23.1 million (15.3%), among others.

The main free zone export destinations remained the United States and Mexico, with a share of 68.7% and 21.8%, respectively. Both markets demanded mainly textiles and chassis.

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