The Diaper Business in Central America

Between 2015 and 2016, the value of diapers and similar items imported into countries in the region fell slightly, going from $289 million in 2015 to $285 million in 2016.

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Imports by country 
Last year, the main purchaser of diapers and similar items in Central America was Guatemala with $74 million, followed by Honduras with $53 million, Panama with $48 million, El Salvador with $40 million, Nicaragua with $37 million and Costa Rica, with $33 million. 

Variation of regional imports 
Between 2015 and 2016, the value of imported diapers and similar items in Central America declined slightly, going from $289 million in 2015 to $285 million in 2016. 

In contrast to the general drop in imports, purchases of US diapers grew by 6% going from $44 million to $47 million.

Origin of imports 
In 2016, 42% of the value imported from Central America came from Mexico, 16% from the USA, 2% from Peru and 2% from Colombia.

The USA is the country of origin of Central American imports that has grown the most in the last 5 years, as in 2012 it represented 11% of the total value bought and in 2016 this figure reached 16%.

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