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Fuel imports weigh on Central America trade deficit

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Central America registered a $6.03 billion trade deficit for the first three months of the year, the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat reported.

Just over half, $3.04 billion, is for fuel imports. The region exported $7.92 billion during the first three months of the year, an 8.5 percent growth compared to the same period of last year.

As always, coffee continues to be the leading export for the region, totalling $1.39 billion for the same period.

Full story (in Spanish)