Trade Statistics for Central America

Exports and Imports, Remittances, Economic Activity, Exchange Rate and Inflation in the 2009 SIECA Statistical Report.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The SIECA Secretary General, Yolanda Mayora de Gavidia presented the report as follows:

Central American economic integration is subject to permanent changes to individual member countries, regionally and internationally.

In this regard, in the middle of 2008, the economies of developed countries started to register monetary and financial imbalances globally and affected the real sector by reducing economic activity and generating high volumes of unemployment.

This effect means that the Central American region is also vulnerable to these phenomena, causing a slowdown in the pace of trade growth, reduction of family remittances and lower growth rates in economic activity, among others.

Against this background, the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat, SIECA initiated the development of this monthly report to monitor the behavior of the variables included in it, which may be a useful consultation tool for the formulation of regional policies on integration, benefiting the economic and social development of the people of Central America.

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Seasonality of Trade in Central America

August 2014

Key information regarding the seasonality in the value of Central American trade in both the intra-regional and extra-regional markets.

Extracted from a report entitled "Seasonal patterns of trade in Central America: initial notes" issued by the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA):

Central American Trade from January to August 2013

January 2014

The FOB value of exports in the region between January and August 2013 totaled $20.426 million, 2.9% less than in the same period last year.

Bulletin on Central American Foreign Trade:
January to June 2013

The Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) through the Bureau of Statistics, Research and Policy, has presented the Central Foreign Trade Bulletin for the period of January to June this year.

El Salvador: International Trade in April 2013

July 2013

During the first quarter of 2013, $1.8515 billion came into the country from exports, an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period of 2012.

From a Foreign Trade Report published by the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador:

During the first half of 2013, global economic activity shows signs of economic growth on a smaller scale.

Central American Trade Statistics 2005-2010

November 2010

Compendium updated on August 2010 with information on a monthly basis on imports and exports within and outside the region.

The Central American Economic Integration Department (SIECA) reported publication of a statistical report with commercial and economic information to assist with analysis and decision making.

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