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Nicaragua's imports broaden widening trade gap

Monday, June 18, 2012


Despite strong growth in Nicaraguan exports over recent years, imports continue to widen the country's trade gap, potentially affecting its economy in the long term.

In 2011, Nicaragua imported $4.8 billion of goods, not including trade from the free zones. In the same year, the country exported $2 billion.

This $2.5 billion gap represents 35 percent of Nicaragua's gross domestic product.





Source (in Spanish): La Prensa