Vegetables: Regional Sales Grow 5%

From January to June 2019 Central American exports of vegetables totaled $105 million, 5% more than what was reported in the same period in 2018, a rise explained by the behavior of sales to companies in the United States.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Fresh or Chilled Vegetables Exports in Central America Al June 30th, 2019  

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Honduras and Guatemala Lead Regional Sales
In the first six months of 2019, the main exporter in Central America was Honduras with $40 million, followed by Guatemala with $38 million, Costa Rica with $17 million, Nicaragua with $6 million, El Salvador with $2.4 million and Panama with $1.5 million.

Exported Volume Up 4%
Between the first semester of 2018 and the same period of 2019, the volume exported of vegetables registered a 2% increase, going from 119 thousand tons to 121 thousand tons.

For the periods in question, the value exported also registered a positive variation, rising from $100 million to $105 million.

Export Prices
Between January 2012 and June 2019, the average price per kilo of exports of fresh and refrigerated vegetables continues to record a cyclical behavior, with maximum prices in the months of December and November of each year, and minimum values in the months of July to September.

U.S. Main Central American Market
In June 2019, the United States was the main buyer of vegetables from companies in the region, accounting for 71% of the total value exported from Central America, followed by the United Kingdom with 8%, the Netherlands with 6% and France with 2%.

Note: For this report, prepared by CentralAmericaData, SIECA data were used.

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