Exports of Palm Oil to Mexico Recover

In 2017, the value of palm oil sales from Central America to Mexico grew by 23% compared to 2016, which contrasts with the declines registered in the previous four years.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018



Palm Oil and its Fractions Exports in Central America Al December 31st, 2017  

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Figures from the Palm Oil Market information system and its Fractions in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: Click to interact with graphClick to interact with graph

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Variation of regional exports  
Explained by an increase in the price of exports, between 2016 and 2017 the value sold from the region to Mexico grew by 23%, going from $196 million to $241 million. 

On the other hand, the export volume dropped by 8%, decreasing from 404 thousand tons in 2016 to 372 thousand tons in 2017. 

Exports by country 
In 2017, the main exporter of palm oil from Central America to Mexico was Guatemala, with $116 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $103 million, Nicaragua, with $19 million, Honduras with $3 million and Panama with a million dollars. 

Price of exports 
Between January 2012 and April 2016, the average price of a kilo of Central American exports fell by 61%, decreasing from $0.95 to $0.37. 

The downward trend started to reverse in the middle of last year. The average price per kilo exported went up from $0.37 in April 2016, to $0.71 in December 2017.

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Palm Oil: Record Export Figures

May 2018

Explained by sales to the Netherlands, last year Central America exported $1.344 billion worth of palm oil and its fractions, 74% more than in 2016.

Figures from the information system on the Palm Oil Market and its Fractions in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

The Palm Oil Business in Central America

December 2017

Between January and June 2017, Central American countries exported $378 million worth of palm oil, 22% more than was sold in the same period in 2016.

Figures from the Information System on the Market for Palm Oil and its Derivatives in Central America complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

Price of Palm Oil Exports to Mexico Recover

December 2017

Between April 2016 and June 2017, the average price of an exported kilogram of palm oil and its fractions from Central America to Mexico grew by 59%, rising from $0.37 to $0.59.

Figures from the information system Palm Oil and its Fractions Market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graphic"]

Palm Oil: Main Export to Mexico

July 2017

Of the total exported by the Central American countries to Mexico in 2016, 24% corresponded to palm oil, totalling $187 million, equivalent to 393 thousand tons.

Figures from the CentralAmericaData's information system on Trade between Central America and Mexico compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit: [GRAPHIC caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

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