Statistics on the Plastic Industry in Costa Rica

Annual imports by the plastic industry in Costa Rica are worth around $242 million, of which almost 50% is imported by Durman Esquivel, Mexichem and Polymer.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

According to figures from the "Costa Rican Company Identifier" system, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData, in 2015 companies dedicated to the manufacture of plastic products, Durman Esquivel, Mexichem and Polymer, together imported $111 million worth of plastics.

In terms of exports, Kelpac Medical, Durman Esquivel and Mexichem reported sales of $123 million abroad.

Origin and destination of foreign trade 
In 2016, 50% of the value imported by Costa Rica came from the US, 7% from China, 6% from Mexico, 4% from Guatemala, and 4% from Colombia.

In terms of sales abroad, 29% went to the US, 17% to Panama, 13% to Nicaragua, 9% to Guatemala, 7% to the Dominican Republic and 5% to Honduras.

CentralAmericaData provides detailed information on the manufacture, import and export of plastic and its manufactures, such as construction articles, silicones, phenolic and polyurethane resins, coatings, wastes, petroleum and other types of resins, and natural polymers, among others.

The information includes the size of the market, market participants according to the country of origin of the import, according to the type of product or input, price analysis per importer, product type or input, country of origin and other details.

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