Purchases in the Non-alcoholic Beverages Sector Increase

For the third quarter of 2021, imports of non-alcoholic beverages reached $412 million in the Central American region, the main supplier was Guatemalan companies with $100 million.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Import of non-alcoholic beverages in Central America Al September 30th, 2021  


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Regional Imports Increase
Between January-September 2020 and the same period of 2021 the value imported into the region increased by 31%, rising from $314 million to $412 million.

For the periods in question, purchases from Mexican companies grew by 64%, from $25 million to $41 million.

Guatemala, Main Buyer
During the third quarter of 2021 the main buyer of soft drinks in Central America was Guatemala with $109 million, followed by Honduras with $91 million, Panama with $68 million, El Salvador with $59 million, Nicaragua with $51 million and Costa Rica with $35 million.

Major Suppliers
From January to September 2021, 24% of the imported value in the region came from Guatemala, followed by El Salvador and the U.S. with 18%, Costa Rica and Mexico with 10%.

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