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Central America: Non-Alcoholic Beverages in 2017

Over the past year, countries in the region imported $448 million worth of non-alcoholic beverages, and 42% of the total was purchased by companies in Panama and Guatemala.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Figures from the information system on the market for Non Alcoholic Beverages in Central America complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [Figure caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

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Imports by country 
In 2017, the main buyer of non-alcoholic beverages in Central America was Panama, with $99 million, followed by Guatemala, with $87 million, Honduras, with $75 million, El Salvador, with $71 million, Nicaragua, with $66 million and Costa Rica, with $51 million. 

Variation of regional imports  
Between 2016 and 2017 the value imported into the region fell by 2%, decreasing from $458 million to $449 million. This decrease is the first fall in imports in the last five years, as from 2013 to 2016 purchases grew at an annual average of 9%.

For the years in question, imports from South Korea increased by 5%, as purchases in the Asian country increased from $15.5 million to $16.2 million.

Origin of imports 
In 2017, 18% of the value imported into the region came from the USA, 4% from South Korea, 3% from Mexico and 1% from Austria.

South Korea is the market origin of imports that has grown the most, as in 2012 it represented 1% of total regional purchases and in 2017 this figure reached 4%.

Regarding total imports represented by intraregional trade, last year the exchange between countries in the region reached 69% of the total purchased, which is equivalent to $316 million.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/Central_America_NonAlcoholic_Beverages_in_2017

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Non-Alcoholic Beverages: $217 Million in Imports

In the first six months of 2018, countries in the region imported non-alcoholic beverages for $217 million, with 59% of the total purchased by companies in Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Figures from the Trade Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData:

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Regional Imports Decline
Between the first half of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value imported into the region declined 4%, from $226 million to $217 million. This decrease is the first drop in imports for the months concerned in the last six years, since from 2013 to 2017 purchases grew at 8% annual average.

Panama, main buyer
During the first six months of 2018, the main buyer of soft drinks in Central America remained Panama, with $48 million, followed by Guatemala, with $43 million, El Salvador, with $36 million, Honduras, with $33 million, Nicaragua, with $30 million and Costa Rica, with $27 million.

Most important suppliers
From January to June 2018, 19% of the value imported into the region was from the U.S., 3% from South Korea, 3% from Mexico and 1% from Taiwan.

Regarding the total imports from the same countries in the region, in the first half of last year the exchange between Central American companies reached 66% of the total purchased, which is equivalent to $146 million.

 

https://www.centralamericadata.com/en/article/main/NonAlcoholic_Beverages_217_Million_in_Imports

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