Televisions: Purchases for $400 million

For the third quarter of 2021 a recovery is observed in the Central American region by importing almost $400 million of televisions, mainly from Mexico with sales of $213 million, monopolizing the Central American market.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Import of televisions in Central America Al September 30th, 2021  

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Guatemala and Costa Rica, Main Importers
As of September 2021 the main importer in Central America was Guatemala with $72 million, followed by Costa Rica with $59 million, Panama and Honduras with $27 million, El Salvador with $24 million and Nicaragua with $11 million.

Regional Business on the Rise
Between the third quarter of 2020 and the same period of 2021, the value of imports in the region grew 82%, from $220 million to $399 million.

From January to September of that year, the region's markets increased their imports, with year-on-year increases as follows: Honduras 194%, El Salvador 159%, Nicaragua 68%, Guatemala 66%, Panama 65% and Costa Rica 28%.

Mexican companies, Most Important Suppliers
For the third quarter of 2021, 53% of the imported value in the region came from Mexico, 35% from China, 6% from the Panama Free Trade Zone and 3% from the USA.

China is the country of origin of Central American imports that has grown the most for the period in question over the last ten years, as in 2012 it represented 11% of the total value purchased and in 2021 it rose to 35%.

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