Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData
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In 2018, the main buyer of air conditioning equipment in Central America continued to be Panama, with $66 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $38 million, Honduras, with $33 million, El Salvador, with $21 million, Guatemala, with $19 million, and Nicaragua, with $14 million.Regional business downwards
Between 2017 and 2018, imported
value decreased 8%, from $207 million to $191 million.
The decline recorded in 2018 complements the year-on-year fall in imports reported in 2017, as purchases fell 3% in that year.Origin of imports
During 2018, 37% of the value imported from Central America was from China, 35% from the U.S., 2% from Mexico and 3% from South Korea.
China is the country of origin of Central American imports that has grown the most in the last seven years, since in 2012 represented 22% of the total value purchased and in 2018 rose to 37%.
Note: For this report, compiled and analyzed by CentralAmericaData
, Sieca data were used.