Wood: $139 Million in Regional Sales

In the first six months of 2019, $139 million in wood and wood products were exported from Central America, and 54% of them were sold by companies in Costa Rica and Panama.

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Wood and its Manufactures Exports in Central America Al June 30th, 2019  

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Regional Business Upwards
Between January and June 2018 and the same period in 2019, the export value of wood and its manufactures from Central America reported an 11% drop, from $156 million to $139 million.

Costa Rica and Costa Rica, Main Sellers
From January to June 2019 the main exporter was Panama with $39 million, followed by Costa Rica with $38 million, Guatemala with $32 million, Honduras with $23 million, Nicaragua with $5 million and El Salvador with $3 million.

Destination of Exports
In the first six months of 2019, 41% of the value exported from the region was destined for India, 16% for the USA, 7% for China and 2% for Vietnam.

India is the destination country for Central American exports that has grown the most for the period in question over the last eight years. In 2012 it represented 18% of the total value exported, and in 2018 it reached 41%.

Note:
This analysis was carried out considering raw wood, sawn wood, veneer, plywood, stratified wood, boards, firewood, barrels, crates, platforms for cargo, sleepers and other similar articles. Charcoal is not included in the report.

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