Bread and Cookies: Purchases in the Region Increased
Monday, November 29, 2021
During the second quarter, a 30% increase in Central America's purchases of bakery products for $267 million was detected.
Figures from CentralAmericaData's Trade Intelligence Unit:

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
During the second quarter of 2021, the main importer of bakery products in Central America was Guatemala with $66 million, followed by Honduras with $54.8 million, Panama with $39 million, El Salvador with $36.8 million, Costa Rica with $36.2 million and Nicaragua with $34.8 million.

Purchase Prices
From January 2012 to June 2021, the average price per kilo of imported bakery products in the countries of the region has remained stable, ranging between $1.90 and $2.16.

Main Sellers
As of June 2021, 24.46% of the value imported from Central America came from Guatemala, followed by El Salvador with 16.61%, Costa Rica with 15.33%, the U.S. with 12.93%, Honduras with 11.19%, 7.98% from Mexico and 3.17% from Peru.

The U.S. is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most in recent years, since in 2012 it represented 10.88% of the value purchased and in June 2021 the proportion rose to 12.93%.

Variation in Regional Imports
Between June 2020 and 2021, the imported volume of bakery, pastry and biscuit products reported significant variations, with purchases growing in Honduras by 31.56%, Guatemala 26.73%, Nicaragua 24.19%, Costa Rica 13.35%, Panama 7.65% and El Salvador by 5.61%.

The value of imports increased by 28.84%, from $207.6 million to $267.4 million.

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