Water Heaters: Brazil, Main Distributor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
For the first quarter 2021, in the Central American region, who positioned itself as the largest importer of water heaters was Costa Rica, the country as the main supplier is Brazil.
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Costa Rica, Main Buyer
In the first three months of 2021, the main importer of water heaters in Central America was Costa Rica with $2.1 million, followed by Guatemala with $1.2 million, Panama with $0.6 million, El Salvador and Honduras with $0.4 million and Nicaragua with $0.2 million.

From January to March 2021, the countries' imports increased in year-on-year terms, in Guatemala 98.8%, Honduras 81.6%, Panama with 93.1%, El Salvador by 11.9% and Costa Rica by 5.5%.

Purchases by Nicaraguan companies decreased by 9.6%.

Variation in Regional Imports
Between January and March 2020 and the same period of 2021, imports increased from $4.8 million to $6.9 million.

Unlike purchases overall, for the periods in question imports from the Panama Free Trade Zone increased to 2.37% and purchases from Israel decreased to 1.85%.

More Brazilian Water Heaters in Central America
During the first quarter of 2021, 35.79% of the value imported from Central America came from Brazil, 20.3% from China, 19.25% from the US, 8% from Mexico, 5.25% Colombia and 3.77% from Germany.

For the period in question in recent years, China is one of the markets of origin of purchases that has most increased its presence in Central America, rising from 13.56% in 2012 to 20.3% in 2021.

Note: The report includes imports of electric, immersion, instantaneous gas and other types of water heaters.
 
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