In 2020, Costa Rica positioned itself as the largest exporter in Central America by selling $148.4 million, and the Netherlands acquired 24.87% of the region's exports.
Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit of CentralAmericaData:
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Costa Rica, Main Seller In 2020, Costa Rica was the largest exporter of palm oil in the region, selling $148.4 million, followed by Panama with $28.7 million, followed by Nicaragua with $2.2 million, followed by El Salvador with $0.4 million.
During the year, Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua increased their sales in year-on-year terms by 69.3%, 33.8% and 11%, respectively. El Salvador's exports decreased by 4.9%.
The Netherlands, Main Buyer Last year, 24.87% of the value exported from Central America was exported to the Netherlands, 22.58% to Mexico, 17.55% to Spain, 8.77% to El Salvador and 8.34% to Italy.
Downward Trend in Regional Business Between 2019 and 2020, the exported value of palm oil recorded a 17.6% decrease, falling from $811 million to $668.1 million.
In the case of traded volume, it decreased by 33.03% for the periods under analysis, going from 1.581 million tons in 2019 to 1.058 million tons in 2020. Do you know that we are now part of something bigger?