Year 2012 Foreign Trade Figures

The region's exports in 2012 have been valued at $29.636 billion FOB, which is an increase of 7% compared to the exports recorded in 2011.

Monday, April 8, 2013

CENTRAL AMERICAN EXTERNAL TRADE
Newsletter: January-December 2012

Central America, April 5, 2013. The region's exports had an FOB value of USD $29.6359 billion during 2012, which is an increase of 7.0% compared to exports recorded in the previous year (U.S. $27.6983 billion).

The categories of products which contributed to the behavior of exports, listed by Chapter of the Central American Tariff System - SAC - were:

• Coffee, tea, mate and spices with U.S. $3.7794 billion (12.8%);
• Machinery and electrical equipment with U.S. $3/0527 billion (10.3%);
• Edible fruit and nuts, citrus or melon peel with $2.9968 billion (10.1%);
• Optical instruments and appliances, photographic, cinematographic, surgical instruments and apparatus, and related parts and accessories with U.S. $1.5029 billion (5.1%);
• Sugars and sugar confectionery with $1.448.0 billion (4.9%);



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American Foreign Trade: January to May 2013

October 2013

The FOB value of exports from the region between January and May 2013 reached $13.099 billion, down 3% from the same period last year.

American Foreign Trade Bulletin:
January to May 2013

Central America, October 17, 2013. The Secretariat of the Central American Economic Integration System (SIECA) through the Bureau of Statistics, Research and Policy, has presented the American Foreign Trade Bulletin for the months of January to May this year.

Central American Foreign Trade in January 2013

May 2013

Exports from the region registered a FOB value of U.S. $2.478 billion, an increase of 5.7% compared to the $2.344 billion exported during the same month last year.

The categories of products that contributed to the performance of exports, classified by Chapter of the Central American Tariff System - SAC - which accounted for 59.9% (U.S. $1484.6 billion) of total exports, were:

U.S. - Central America and Obama's Visit

April 2013

Since the entry into force in 2006 of the DR-CAFTA, the tip in favor of the U.S. in the trade balance has multiplied by 5.

"The Central America to which President Barack Obama is coming to visit on on Friday is a region that maintains multiple communication vessels with the United States, including a growing trade relationship which in 2012 amounted to $40 billion, although very much in favor of the American power," reported Prensa.com.

Central America’s Foreign Trade Up to October 2012

February 2013

From January to October 2012 exports from the region totaled $25 billion, which is 8% more than the exports recorded in the same period of 2011.

A statement from the Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) reads:

Central America, February 6, 2013. The region's exports were worth FOB U.S.

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