Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmericaData
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In 2020 the leading importer of furniture
in Central America was Costa Rica, with $76 million, followed by Panama, with $58 million, Guatemala, with $50 million, El Salvador, with $33 million, Honduras with $31 million and Nicaragua, with $18 million.
All of the region's markets recorded year-on-year declines in purchases. In Nicaragua, imports
fell by 5%, while in El Salvador and Costa Rica they fell by 13% and 16%, respectively.
Guatemala, Honduras and Panama reported -16%, -23% and -51%, respectively.China and the U.S., Main Furniture Suppliers
Last year, 27% of the value imported from Central America came from China, 19% from the USA, 5% from Italy, 5% from Italy, 5% from Brazil, 4% from Mexico, 4% from Colombia, 2% from Malaysia and 2% from Spain.
In recent years, China has been the country of origin of imports that has grown the most, since in 2012 it represented 19% of the total value purchased, and in 2020 it rose to 27%.Regional Imports Downward
Between 2019 and 2020 the value imported in the region reported a 28% drop, going from $368 million to $266 million.
Regarding Central America
n monthly purchases, they bottomed out in May 2020, when imports totaled $14 million. As of June they began to recover and in December of last year purchases had already risen to $29 million.
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