Nicaragua: Exports Up 15% in 2017

In 2017, sales abroad totaled $2.548 billion, 15% more than in 2016, and the increase was explained by exports of agricultural, fishery and manufactured products.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN) reported that " ...At the end of 2017, the merchandise trade deficit registered a decrease of 3.5 percent, totaling 3,113.1 million dollars, which represents a fall of 114.5 million dollars in relation to the deficit generated in 2016."

The BCN report adds that " ...Meanwhile, FOB imports increased by 3.8 percent compared to 2016, showing a year-on-year drop in December (-2.8%) that changed the evolution observed in the previous months."

"The behavior of imports in 2017 was the result of the increase observed in the oil bill (28.1%), intermediate goods (3.9%) and, to a lesser extent, consumer goods (1.0%), despite a contraction in purchases of capital goods (-5.2%)."

See "Foreign Trade, January-December 2017" (in Spanish).

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Nicaragua: Exports Stagnate

July 2018

During the first five months of the year exports totaled $1.219 billion, without registering significant variations compared to the same period last year.

At the end of the first five months of the year, the value of FOB exports totaled $1.219 million, an amount that only exceeded by $289 thousand the $1.2189 billion exported in the same period in 2017, informed the Central Bank of Nicaragua.

Nicaragua: Slow Down in Sales Abroad

June 2018

From January to April of 2018, exports totaled $983 million, 0.7% more than in the same period in the previous year, well below the increase of 25% reported between the first four months of 2016 and 2017.

From a statement issued by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

Nicaragua: Exports Up 9%

January 2018

From January to November 2017, the country exported a total of $2,232 million, 9% more than was registered in the same period in 2016.

From a report issued by the Central Bank of Nicaragua:

As of November, Nicaraguan exports continued with the positive trend registered throughout the year, however, there was a slowdown in the growth rate.  

Honduras' Foreign trade up to December 2012

April 2013

FOB exports of general goods registered growth of 10.5%, while CIF imports of general merchandise increased by 5.4%.  

Summary of the Report on General Merchandise Foreign Trade, by the Central Bank of Honduras:

FOB exports of general goods recorded a growth of 10.5% in December 2012, attributed to an increase of $305 million in exports of non-traditional products and $113.3 million in traditional products.

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