Water Heaters: More Business with Mexico

In the first nine months of 2019, Central America imported water heaters for $15 million, and purchases from companies in Mexico increased 71% over the same period in 2018.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Import of water heaters to Central America Al September 30th, 2019  


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Guatemala, Main Buyer
In the first nine months of 2019, the main importer of water heaters in Central America was Guatemala with $5.2 million, followed by Costa Rica with $4.6 million, Panama with $2.4 million, Honduras with $1.4 million, El Salvador with $1 million and Nicaragua with $400,000.

Variation in Regional Imports
Between January and September 2018 and the same period in 2019, imports fell from $16 million to $15 million.

In contrast to purchases in general, for the periods in question imports from Mexico increased, in this case from $600,000 to $1 million.

Main Suppliers
From January to September last year, 29% of the value imported from Central America came from Brazil, 27% from the USA, 19% from China, 7% from Mexico and 5% from Germany.

For the period in question of the last eight years, Mexico is the market of origin of the purchases that has grown the most, rising from 2% in 2012 to 7% in 2019.

Note: The report includes imports of electric, immersion, instantaneous gas water heaters and other types.

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