Printers: Market Figures in the Region

From January to September 2018, Central American countries imported $266 million in printing machines and devices, and purchases from Japanese companies grew 30% compared to the same period in 2017.

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Guatemala, main buyer
In the first nine months of 2018 the main importer of printing machines and devices in Central America was Guatemala with $64 million, followed by Costa Rica with $60 million, Panama with $54 million, El Salvador with $45 million, Honduras with $29 million and Nicaragua with $11 million.

Origin of imports
From January to September 2018, 48% of the value imported from Central America was from the USA, 14% from China, 6% from Japan, 4% from Germany and 3% from Vietnam.

For the months concerned over the past seven years the US is the market of origin for imports that has declined the most, accounting in 2012 for 70% of the total value purchased, and in 2018 that proportion fell to 48%.

Variation in regional imports
Between January and September 2017 and the same period in 2018, the total value imported into Central America decreased slightly, from $267 million to $266 million.

In the case of purchases from Japanese companies, growth was recorded from $11.7 million to $15.3 million for the periods in question.

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