Textiles and Supplies Market in Central America

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.

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

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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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El Salvador, which has one of the most important textile industries in the region, was also the main exporter of these yarns and textile inputs in 2015, with 15,100 tons sold abroad, at a value of $52.8 million. 

Costa Rica was the second largest importer of synthetic filaments, strips and the materials similar to synthetic textiles in 2015, with a total of 8,600 tons at a value of $42 million. As for foreign sales, Costa Rican exports in 2015 were worth $22 million, equivalent to 3,000 tons.

CentralAmericaData.com provides detailed information on the import and export of yarns and fabrics such as synthetic filament yarn, woven yarn, synthetic monofilaments and artificial filament yarn, among others.

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Textile Trade Figures in Central America

July 2018

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.

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

Honduras: $73 million Textile Plant

February 2017

The new plant, which a Honduran and Salvadoran consortium have started building in Choloma, will have capacity to produce 200,000 tons of synthetic yarn per year.

In the construction and commissioning of the plant manufacturing synthetic yarn, the company Unitexa has invested $73 million and it is expected that it will start operating within one year.

Study on Clothes Imports in Panama

March 2014

In 2011 the country imported $251 million worth of clothes, an increase of 12% compared to the previous year.

Examples of some of the data in the report:

Imports of men and childrens shirts increased by 46% between 2010 and 2011, going from $18.1 million to $26.5 million imported in 2011.

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