Printers: Business with Germany up 79%

During 2020, Central American countries imported $254 million for printing machines and devices, and purchases from German companies grew 79% compared to what was reported in 2019.

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Import of printing machines and devices in Central America Al September 30th, 2021  

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Guatemala, Main Buyer
Last year, the main importer of printing machines and devices in Central America was Guatemala with $68 million, followed by Costa Rica with $64 million, El Salvador with $44 million, Panama with $40 million, Honduras with $26 million and Nicaragua with $12 million.

In 2020, imports fell in all markets in the region. In Nicaragua they fell 6%, in Costa Rica 16%, in Guatemala 17%, in El Salvador 23%, in Honduras 30% and in Panama 32%.

Origin of Imports
During 2020, 36% of the value imported from Central America came from the USA, 17% from China, 6% from Japan, 4% from Germany, 4% from Vietnam and 4% from Thailand.

In recent years, the U.S. is the market of origin of imports that has most reduced its presence in Central America, since in 2012 it represented 70% of the total value purchased, and in 2020 that proportion fell to 37%.

Change in Regional Imports
Between 2019 and 2020 the total value imported into Central America decreased by 22%, falling from $325 million to $254 million.

Purchases from German companies increased from $6 million to $10.8 million for the periods in question.

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