Central America Buys More Electric Wire


Source: centralamerica data

In the first semester of 2017, Central American countries imported $376 million worth of electric cables, 59% more than in the same period in 2016.

ata from the Central American Market for Wires, Cables and Other Electricity Conductors in Central America compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Imports by country

In the first semester of 2017, the main importer of electric cables in Central America was Nicaragua with $92 million, followed by Costa Rica, with $79 million, El Salvador, with $71 million, Panama, with $46 million, Honduras, with $45 million and Guatemala, with $44 million.


Variation of regional imports

Between the first semester of 2016 and the same period in 2017 the value imported into the region grew by 59%, increasing from $236 million to $376 million.


The amounts purchased by the region from the US and Mexico grew by 139% and 97% respectively.


Origin of imports

From January to June 2017, 36% of the value imported into the region came from the USA, 27% from Mexico, 9% from China and 2% from Hong Kong.