Port Cranes: Market in Central America

In the first half of 2018, companies from Panama and Costa Rica invested $171 million to import port cranes, while no transactions were recorded in the other countries of the region.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Import of gantry cranes in Central America Al June 30th, 2018  

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Regional purchases increase

Regional purchases increase
Between the first half of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value of imported port cranes in Central America registered an 840% increase, growing from $18 million to $170 million.

Panama, main importer
From January to June 2018, the largest buyer was Panama, with $94 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $77 million. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua did not report significant purchases.

More Chinese cranes in the region
In the first six months of last year, almost all regional purchases were made from companies in China, and a small part from companies in Colombia.

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