Opportunities for Costa Rican Printing industry in Panama

During 2012 Panama imported $180 million worth of items from the printing industry in Costa Rica, making the country the fifth largest supplier of these products.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The first places are occupied by U.S. with 41%, Mexico 8%, Colombia 5.6%, as well as Honduras and Costa Rica at 5%, according to the study "Opportunities for the Costa Rican printing industry in Panama" by the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer). In that period Panama imported goods from 75 countries.

For Costa Rica Panama represents the first export destination for these items which include: paper bags and cardboard boxes, labels, books, brochures and catalogs and printed advertising. Promoter statistics reveal that in the last 12 months exports to that country reached $18.6 million, an increase of 17.5% over the past five years.

See (in spanish) Oportunidades para la industria gráfica costarricense en Panamá.

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From September 15 to 18 Panamanian and foreign companies working in screen printing, printing and advertising will be gathering together at the Atlapa Convention Center to showcase their products and services and to evaluate business opportunities.

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Merger Between Paper Companies Canceled

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