Fertilizers: Regional Purchases Up 4% in 2020
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Last year, Central America assigned $784 million to fertilizer imports, 4% more than in 2019, with Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador being the markets that accounted for the increase in regional purchases.
Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmericaData:

Explore the data in the interactive display.

Regional Business Variation
Between 2019 and 2020, the imported volume of fertilizer registered a 22% rise, increasing from 2.19 million tons to 2.69 million tons.

For the periods in question, the value of imports rose by 4%, from $752 million to $784 million.

Guatemala, Main Buyer
In 2020, the main importer of fertilizers in Central America was Guatemala with $210 million, followed by Honduras with $162 million, Costa Rica with $158 million, Nicaragua with $86 million, El Salvador with $81 million and Panama with $71 million.

Regarding the year-on-year variation of purchases, four of the six countries recorded increases. In Honduras, imports grew 19%, while in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala they increased by 17%, 14% and 11%, respectively.

Costa Rica and Panama were the markets that recorded negative variations, reporting drops of 6% and 21%, respectively.

Main Suppliers in the Region
Last year, 27% of the value of imports from Central America came from Russia, 15% from China, 9% from the USA, 8% from Canada, 5% from Mexico, 5% from Norway, 3% from Estonia and 3% from Trinidad and Tobago.

Russia is the market of origin of imports that has grown the most in recent years, since in 2012 it represented 18% of total purchases and in 2020 that proportion rose to 27%.

Do you know that we are now part of something bigger?
Learn about PREDIK Data-Driven, our new global brand.

Request more information:
Last Name*
Telephone (choose your Country):*

Size of the Company:*
Yes, I want to receive a call from a salesperson*
this site is protected by reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy and terms of service.
Need assistance? Contact us
(506) 4001-6423
More on this topic
Fertilizers: Business between Central America and Mexico
October 2020
In the first seven months of 2020, companies in the countries of the region imported fertilizers from Mexico for $27 million, 14% less than what was reported for the same period in 2019, a decrease that can be explained by the decrease in purchases by Guatemalan and Costa Rican companies.
Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmerica
: [GRAFICA caption="Click to interact with graph"]
Fertilizers: Regional Purchases Up 8%
March 2019
In the first nine months of 2018, Central American countries imported $687 million in fertilizers, 8% more than in the same period last year.
Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmerica
: [GRAFICA caption="Click to interact with the graphic"]
Price of Imported Fertilizers Continues to Fall
July 2018
The average price per kilo of fertilizers imported by the Central American countries dropped from $0.54 in January 2012 to $0.27 in March 2018, registering a 50% drop.
Figures from the information system on the Central American Fertilizer Market, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmerica
: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]
Fertilizers in Central America: A $439 million Business
November 2017
In the first semester of 2017, Central American countries imported $439 million worth of fertilizer, 42% more than in the same period in 2016.
Figures from the information system on the Fertilizer Market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]
generic agrochemicals Agricultural productsAgricultural products market research
Central America
import imports fertilizer agroindustryagrochemicals agricultural production Market Intelligence Report Agriculture & Food Chemistry & Plastic Exports & imports
Exports & imports
Market Intelligence Report
Daily Update Government PurchasesDownload brochure (only in spanish)Trade Inteligence Subscriber Access NewsletterContact Us MarketDataMexico Español
2008-2021 © CentralAmericaData.com
Trade InteligenceWho we areContact Us