Rubber: Trade between Mexico and Central America

In 2017, exports of rubber and its manufactures from Central America to Mexico totaled $84 million, 93% more than the previous year.

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Variation of regional exports  
Between 2016 and 2017 the value sold from the region to Mexico grew by 93%, going from $44 million to $84 million. This increase confirms the recovery of exports seen since last year, as between 2015 and 2016 rubber sales to the North American country increased 41%.   

For its part, export volume increased by 60%, growing from 26,841 tons in 2016 to 43,047 tons in 2017. 

Exports by country 
In 2017, the main exporter of rubber and its manufactures from Central America to Mexico was Guatemala, with $69 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $14 million, and Honduras, with one million dollars. El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama did not register significant sales.  

Price of exports 
Between January 2012 and December 2017, the average price of a kilo of Central American exports trended down, decreasing from $3.12 to $1.72, equivalent to a 45% drop. 

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