Rice: More Business between Central America and Brazil

In the first nine months of 2018 rice imports in Central America totaled $ 254 million, and purchases from companies in Brazil grew 251% over the same period of 2017.

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Import of rice in Central America Al December 31st, 2018  

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Panama, main buyer
From January to September 2018 the main importer of rice in Central America was Panama, with $70 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $54 million, Nicaragua, with $38 million, Honduras, with $34 million, Guatemala, with $32 million and El Salvador, with $26 million.

Regional business upwards
Between the first nine months of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value of rice imports increased by 37%, from $186 million to $254 million.

As in the case of total purchases, for the periods concerned, imports from Brazil also reported an increase, in this case 251%, from $19 million to $65 million.

Origin of imports
From January to September 2018, 42% of the value imported from Central America was from the U.S., 26% from Brazil, 11% from Paraguay, 10% from Guyana and 5% from Uruguay.

For the period under consideration of the last seven years, Guyana is the market of origin of the imports that has grown the most, since in 2012 it represented no purchases in the region and in 2018 it accounted for 10% of Central American purchases.

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More Brazilian Rice in Panama

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Explained by an increase in purchases made from companies in Brazil, during the first quarter of the year Panama imported $19 million worth of rice, 207% more than in the same period in 2017.

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Central America: Rice Imports Up 29%

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In the first three months of the year, rice imports into Central America totaled $64 million, registering an increase of 29% over the same period in 2017.

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