Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmericaData
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Between the third quarter of 2020 and 2021 the imported value of footwear
and its parts in Central America registered a 40% growth, going from $271 million to $445 million.
For the periods in question, imports from China and the U.S. increased by 58% and 26%, respectively.Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
As of the third quarter of 2021, the main importer in the region was Guatemala with $125 million, followed by Panama with $90 million, Costa Rica with $80 million, El Salvador with $66 million, Honduras with $50 million and Nicaragua with $34 million.
During the third quarter of 2021 all Central American markets increased their purchases. In Nicaragua imports increased 50% year-on-year, in Guatemala and El Salvador 80%, in Costa Rica 41%, in Honduras 66% and in Panama 61%.China, Main Supplier to the Region
by the third quarter of 2021, 38% of the value imported from Central America
came from China, 15% from Zona Franca Panama, 10% from Panama and 6% from the USA.
In recent years China is the market of origin of purchases that has grown the most, rising from 29% in 2012 to 38% in the third quarter of 2021.
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