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Beer in Central America: Imports Growing

From January to March of 2018 Central American countries bought $40 million worth of malt beer from abroad, 46% more than the same period in 2017.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Figures from the Information System on the Malt Beer Market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Imports by country 
In the first three months of this year, the main importer of beer in Central America was Guatemala, with $16 million, followed by Honduras, with $9 million, Panama, with $7 million, Costa Rica, with $4 million, El Salvador, with $3 million and Nicaragua, with $1.3 million. 

Variation of regional imports 
For the period from January to March of 2017 and 2018, the value of imported beer in Central America increased by 46%, rising from $28 million in 2017 to $40 million in 2018. 

In the first three months of the years between 2013 and 2016, regional purchases abroad grew steadily at an annual average of 14%. Regarding the monthly import value, the graph shows a clear upward trend for the months between January 2012 and March 2018.

Origin of imports 
From January to March 2018, 53% of the value purchased by Central America came from Mexico, 29% from the US, 3% from Portugal and 2% from Belgium.

Mexico is the origin market for imports that has grown the most in the quarter in question in the last seven years, as in 2012 it represented 30% of total purchases and in 2018 that figure rose to 53%.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Beer_in_Central_America_Imports_Growing

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Beer: More Business with Mexico

In the first nine months of 2018, beer imports in Central America totaled $128 million, 50% more than in the same period in 2017, and the increase is because of the behavior of purchases from Mexico.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Guatemalan Companies, Main Buyers
In the first nine months of this year, the main importer of beer in Central America remained Guatemala, with $46 million, followed by Honduras, with $32 million, Panama, with $29 million, El Salvador and Costa Rica, with $10 million each, and Nicaragua, with $2 million.

Regional Business Upwards
During the period from January to September 2017 and 2018, the value of beer imported into Central America increased 50%, from $85 million in 2017 to $128 million in 2018.

For the periods concerned, regional purchases from Mexico increased 48%, from $39 million to $58 million.

Main Sellers
From January to September 2018, 45% of the value purchased by Central America was from Mexico, 31% from the U.S., 2% from Portugal and 2% from Belgium.

Mexico is the market origin of imports that has grown the most in the months concerned in the last seven years, since in 2012 represented 31% of total purchases and in 2018 grew to 45%.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Beer_More_Business_with_Mexico

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