Publish in Special Reports - Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A strong decline in import costs in Chile helped offset increases in other countries. Here, Chile's top port San Antonio. (Photo: Empresa Portuaria San Antonio)
Export costs up, but Chile drives down costs to import containers.
BY LATINVEX STAFF
The average cost of exporting containers in Latin America has grown by 15.3 percent, according to a Latinvex analysis of data from The World Bank.
Meanwhile, it now also takes longer to export and import containers. However, the cost of importing containers has gone down as have the number of documents required for both exports and imports.
All in all, the costs of exporting containers grew in seven countries in Latin America, while it declined in one and remained the same in the other ten countries. As a result, the average cost to export grew 15.3 percent to ...
Keywords: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela