Paint and Varnish Trading Falls 9%

In the first nine months of 2018, trade in paints and varnishes between countries in the region totaled $91 million, down 9% from the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Central American trade of paints and varnishes Al June 30th, 2018  

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Intraregional trade decreases
Between January and September 2017 and the same period in 2018, trade in paints and varnishes between Central American countries declined by 9%, from $99 million to $91 million.

The decline reported in the first nine months of 2018 is the first recorded for the period concerned in the last five years, since from 2014 to 2017 the region reported a 10% average growth.

Costa Rica, main supplier
In the first nine months of 2018, the main exporter of paints and varnishes in Central America continued to be Costa Rica with $46 million, followed by El Salvador with $24 million, Guatemala with $19 million, Panama with $1.2 million, Honduras with $600 thousand and Nicaragua with $500 thousand.

Main intraregional importer
From January to June last year, Honduras was the main buyer of paints and varnishes to other Central American countries, importing $25 million of which $12 million was purchased from Costa Rica, $7 million from El Salvador and $6 million from Guatemala.

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Paintings and Lacquers: Figures up to June 2018

January 2019

In the first half of 2018, trade in paints and lacquers between countries in the region totaled $59 million, and 76% was sold by companies in Costa Rica and El Salvador.

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Paints and Varnishes: Numbers in Central America

June 2018

In 2017, trade in paint and varnish among countries in the region amounted to $142 million, 7% more than in 2016, and the highest value in the last six years.

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Figures on Central American Trade in Paints and Varnishes

August 2017

In 2016, the value of the paint and varnish sales among Central American countries totaled $133 million, 2% more than was traded in 2015.

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Central America: Intraregional Trade in Paint and Varnish

April 2017

The value of trade in paint and varnish among Central American countries adds up to $90 million and Nicaragua leads imports with $21 million.

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