Central America Trade Data

Central America Trade Data

Central American ports such as Panama's Port of Colon are sending more containers to the United States.
14 Feb 2018
US imports from Central America surpassed 1 million TEU for the first time ever in 2017.
08 Nov 2017
The trans-Atlantic spot market has barely budged when compared with the yo-yo swings on other trades.
22 May 2015
Mexican exports this year are set rise 5 percent on increased demand for automobile shipments and other manufactured goods built in Latin America’s second-largest economy.
04 Jul 2014
A decade after its signing, and five years after full implementation, the Central America Free Trade Agreement may not have transformed Central America into the powerhouse of textile and apparel trade forecast by some optimists, but it has facilitated significant growth in that sector of the region’s economy, along with diversification into other sectors.
U.S. containerized exports through July 2013. Source: PIERS
07 Oct 2013
U.S. containerized exports inched up roughly 1 percent year-over-year in July, to 966,148 20-foot-equivalent units, according to preliminary figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company. July’s slight increase was a rebound from a 4.5 percent drop in June, when exports hit their lowest level since July 2011.
12 Aug 2013
June was the best month of the year so far for U.S. beef and pork exports, according to statistics released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation.
Containers unloaded at Port of Charleston, S.C.
03 Jul 2013
U.S. containerized imports increased 2 percent year-over-year in April, rebounding from a 7.3 percent year-over-year decline in March, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
U.S. containerized imports through March 2013. Source: PIERS
21 May 2013
U.S. containerized imports experienced a 7 percent year-over-year drop in March 2013, according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
U.S. containerized imports from Central America and the Caribbean. Source: PIERS
22 Apr 2013
U.S. containerized imports from Central America and the Caribbean climbed 8.5 percent in January 2013 to 77,912 20-foot equivalent containers from 71,806 in January 2012, according to preliminary data from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
U.S. containerized imports through January 2013. Source: PIERS.
09 Apr 2013
U.S. containerized imports are modestly recovering according to advance figures from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
U.S. containerized imports of bananas, through the fourth quarter of 2012. Source: PIERS.
21 Mar 2013
Containerized banana imports into the U.S. rose sharply in the fourth quarter of 2012, continuing a trend of year-over-year growth seen throughout the year.
01 Mar 2013
Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargo in its trade from intra-Latin America and Latin America to North America, effective April 1.
22 Feb 2013
Cosco Container Lines will increase rates on all shipments from the Far East and Indian subcontinent to Panama, the Caribbean (Venezuela, Columbia and Costa Rica) and Mexico, starting March 15.
12 Feb 2013
German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates by $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit on its trade route from East Asia to Mexico and the west coasts of Central America and South America...
Aerial photo of Port Manatee, Florida, courtesy Manatee County Port Authority.
18 Jan 2013
Naviera Master Line de Venezuela, a division of Miami-based Master Line Shipping Company, has selected Port Manatee in Florida for a new container and breakbulk service to Caribbean and Central and South American locations.
17 Jan 2013
IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has appointed Rodrigo Casal as vice president of Latin America and Tony Snell as regional commercial manager of the Middle East and Africa...
09 Jan 2013
Hapag-Lloyd has announced several changes to rates.
14 Nov 2012
When the George W. Bush administration signed the Central America Free Trade Agreement in 2004, skeptics were assured the new pact would expand trade and foreign direct investment between the U.S. and six of the least industrialized countries in the Western Hemisphere.
13 Nov 2012
Global container volumes dropped in September both month-to-month and year-over-year as exports from major regions fell a
U.S. containerized imports of bananas - TEUs and year-over-year change. Source: PIERS
12 Oct 2012
U.S. containerized banana imports rose 9.6 percent in the first half of 2012 year-over-year, to 205,699 20-foot-equivalent units, according to data from PIERS, a JOC sister company.
Work Needed Before Ports in Latin America Will See Gains
10 Oct 2012
The Panama Canal expansion project will create huge opportunities for countries throughout Latin America, but ports in countries from Argentina to Venezuela have a lot of work to do if they’re to take full advantage of the trade growth that will develop when the enlarged canal opens in 2015.
10 Oct 2012
Let’s be clear: China isn’t going anywhere as the world’s dominant low-cost manufacturing center. But with labor and transportation costs rising, manufacturers of everything from automobiles and electronics to apparel and consumer goods are slowly but steadily moving production closer to their export destinations.