Panamanian Exports to CA up 10%

During the first ten months of 2010 exports to Central America totaled $ 82.3 million.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The most significant growth was El Salvador with 68.3% and Honduras with 56.9%, followed by Nicaragua and Guatemala with 40.7% and 27.2% respectively.

Costa Rica showed a recovery with respect to 2009, yet the situation was negative (-12.5%) for the period between January to October 2010.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama, in its export promotion strategy has decided to send five trade missions, one to each Central American country.

This strategy seeks to increase market penetration from Panama to Central America, taking advantage of current positive numbers showed by Panamanian exports to the region.

The Central American market as a whole has historically represented the second destination of Panama's exports exceeded only by the United States and followed closely by European Union countries.

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