Pet Food: Shopping Grows at 12%

From January to March 2019, companies from countries in the region imported $47 million in food for dogs and cats, 12% more than was reported in the same period in 2018.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Import of pet food in Central America Al March 31st, 2019  

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Panama and Costa Rica: Main Buyers in the Region
During the first quarter of the year, the main importer of dog and cat food conditioned for retail sale in Central America was Panama, with $12 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $9 million, Guatemala, with $8 million, El Salvador, with $7 million, Honduras, with $6 million, and Nicaragua, with $5 million.

Central American Business Up

Between the first quarter of 2018 and the same period of 2019, the volume of imported dog and cat food preparations registered a 6% increase, rising from 42 thousand tons to 45 thousand tons. The imported value also grew from $42 million to $47 million.

For the periods in question, the value imported from the U.S. increased 7%, growing from $13.7 million to $14.7 million.

US Main Supplier
During the first three months of the year, 31% of the value imported from Central America came from the U.S., 23% from Mexico, 1% from France and 1% from Colombia.

The U.S. is the market origin of imports that has grown the most for the months in question of the last eight years, as in 2012 represented 27% of total purchases in Central America, and in 2019 that proportion rose to 31%.

Note: For this report, prepared and analyzed by CentralAmericaData, SIECA data were used.

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