Textile Trade Figures in Central America

In the first quarter of the year, imports of yarns and textile supplies in Central America totaled $127 million, registering a 10% drop compared to the same period in 2017.

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Import of yarns and textile inputs in Central America Al September 30th, 2018  

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Variation of regional imports 
Between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018 the import volume of yarns and textile supplies registered a decrease of 8%, decreasing from 35,000 tons to 32,000 tons.

In line with the behavior of the import volume, in the period in question the import value registered a decrease of 10%, going from $141 million in 2017 to $127 million in 2018.

Imports by country 
In the first three months of the year, the main buyer of yarns and textile supplies in Central America was Guatemala, with $45 million, followed by El Salvador, with $44 million, Costa Rica, with $13 million, Nicaragua, with $12 million, Panama, with $7 million and Honduras, with $5 million.

Origin of imports 
From January to March 2018, 40% of the value imported from Central America came from the USA, 20% from China, 4% from the Panama Free Trade Zone and 2% from Mexico.

In the first quarter of each of the last six years, China has been the market of origin of imports that has grown the most, as in 2013 it represented 12% of the total value purchased by the region, and in 2018 that proportion rose to 20%.

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Textiles: Imports up to June 2018

November 2018

During the first six months of the year, imports of yarns and textile supplies in Central America totaled $264 million, registering a 3% decrease over the same period in 2017.

Figures from the information system on the Central American Market for Yarns and Textiles materials, compiled by the Trade Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption="Click to interact with graphic"]

Honduras Imports More Textile Supplies

August 2018

In the first quarter of the year, companies in the country imported $5 million worth of yarns and textile supplies, 15% more than what was purchased in the same period in 2017.

Figures from the Information System on the Textile and Textile Supplies Market in Honduras, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

Textile Business Grows in Central America

May 2017

In 2016, the value of imported yarns and textile raw materials in the region amounted to $328 million, equivalent to 89 thousand tons, 6% more than the volume purchased in 2015.

Figures from the information system on the  Central American Market for Yarns and Textiles materials, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption="Clic para interactuar con la gráfica"]

Textiles and Supplies Market in Central America

September 2016

A report by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com notes that in 2015 Central American countries imported $318 million worth of yarns, filaments and textiles, led by El Salvador with $157 million.

El Salvador was the main importer of synthetic filaments, strips and materials similar to synthetic textiles last year, according to data on the Textiles and Raw Materials Market compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData.com.

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