Trade Growing Between Germany and Nicaragua

Of the $173 million that both countries sold in 2017, $130 million corresponded to goods imported from Germany, including medical and pharmaceutical products.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Figures from the Investor's Guide 2017-18, presented by the Nicaraguan - German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, detail that in addition to medical and pharmaceutical products, among the products that are also imported from the European country are lamp holders, electrical outlets, coated fabrics, fiber optic connectors, herbicides and electrical conductors.

Elnuevodiario.com.ni reports that "...In the first six months of 2017, shipments of Nicaraguan merchandise to Germany totaled US $36.2 million, while imports from Germany totaled US $137.56 million. The main export products to Germany are coffee, bananas, cigars, cocoa, honey and rum."

"... Coffee, the main product exported to Germany, up until the first half of 2017 accounted for 40.1%, equivalent to US $19.33 million. Second place is occupied by bananas, with 20.3% of the total (US $9.81 million). US $4.4 million worth came from exports of cigars, cocoa and honey, (9.1% of the total)."

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