Colon Free Zone: Surplus of $877.2 million in Five Months
Thursday, September 20, 2012
During the first five months of 2012, the Colon Free Zone in Panama registered a trade surplus of $870.2 million.
A press release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama reads:

During the first five months of 2012, the Colon Free Zone registered a trade surplus of 877.2 million balboas ($877.2 million), after recording re-exports worth 6.6624 billion balboas ($6.6624 billion) and imports worth 5.7852 billion balboas ($5.7852 billion), as reported by the Department of Economics and Social Analysis of MEF through a report.

The official MEF document stresses that re-exports increased by 224.8 million balboas ($224.8 million), mainly sold to places like Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Ecuador.
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In the first quarter of the year, imports in the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) totaled $2,151 million, and re-exports totaled $2,294 million, decreasing by 13% and 17% from January to March 2018, respectively.
Trade in CFZ Growing at 9%
April 2013
In January, the Colon Free Zone registered trade of $2 billion, an increase of $172 million compared to the same period of 2012.
Regarding imports, in January revenue was reported of $1.0701 billion, which represents an increase of $137 million compared with the same period of 2012, when revenues were $933.1 million.
2010 Re-Exports Amounted to $26.1 million in Panama
February 2011
The Colon Free Zone re-exported a total of $26.1 million in 2010.
According to official data, $13.1 million were re-exported to Costa Rica and $7.7 million to Venezuela.
Panama: Operations in the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) grew 12.1%
October 2008
Import and re-export activity in the Zone reached $13.92 million.
Imports totaled $6.44 billion, an increase of 15.9%, while re-exports totaled $6.65 million for an increase of 8.5% in the same period, according to information provided by the manager of that entity, Nilda Quijano, during presentation of the budget in the Budget Commission of the Assembly.
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