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Central America Buys More Electric Wire

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.

Data from the Central American Market for Wires, Cables and Other Electricity Conductors in Central America compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: Click to interact with graph

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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.

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