The Glass Business in Central America

Between January and June of 2017, countries in the region imported $150 million worth of glass and its manufactures, 4% more than the imports in the the same period in 2016.

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Variation of regional imports 
Between the first semester of 2016 and the same period in 2017, the value of imported glass in Central America registered an increase of 4%, going from $144 million to $150 million. During the periods in question, the import volume grew by 5%, rising from 184 thousand tons to 193 thousand tons.

The value imported from the USA increased by 8%, from $17 million to $18 million.

Imports by country 
In the first half of 2017, the main importer in Central America was Guatemala with $43 million, followed by Costa Rica with $28 million, Panama with $26 million, Honduras with $21 million, El Salvador with $18 million and Nicaragua with $14 million. 

Origin of imports 
During the first 6 months of 2017, 23% of the value imported from Central America came from China, 13% from Mexico, 12% from the USA and 3% from Colombia.

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