Steel Sheets: Regional Business Increases to 9%

In the first nine months of 2018, purchases of iron and steel sheets in the countries of the region totaled $718 million, 9% more than in the same period in 2017.

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Regional business upwards
Between January and September 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value imported into the region grew 9%, from $658 million to $718 million.

For the periods concerned, purchases from companies in China increased by 19%, from $330 million to $393 million.

Imports by country
In the first nine months of 2018, the main buyer of iron and steel sheets in Central America was Honduras, with $179 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $158 million, Guatemala, with $140 million, El Salvador, with $114 million, Panama, with $73 million and Nicaragua, with $55 million.

Origin of imports
From January to September 2018, 55% of the value purchased by Central America came from China, 17% from Japan, 3% from Mexico and 2% from South Korea.

China is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in the months concerned in the last seven years, since in 2012 represented 20% of total purchases and in 2018 grew to 55%.

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