Table 1

Food imports, production and availability for consumption in the Central American countries, 1990/92–2003/05*, million metric tonnes

Average 1990/02

Average 2003/05

% increase 1990/92–2003/05


IMPORTS

Million metric tonnes

Costa Rica

0.7

1.9

173

El Salvador

1.3

2.7

112

Guatemala

1.1

2.7

144

Honduras

0.5

1.4

167

Nicaragua

0.9

1.1

15

Central America

4.5

9.6

115

PRODUCTION

Costa Rica

7.4

11.0

49

El Salvador

6.0

7.0

16

Guatemala

15.2

24.4

61

Honduras

6.3

11.6

86

Nicaragua

3.9

6.6

67

Central America

38.8

60.6

56

AVAILABILITY FOR CONSUMPTION

Costa Rica

3.4

4.8

40

El Salvador

4.0

5.0

24

Guatemala

6.1

8.2

35

Honduras

3.6

6.4

78

Nicaragua

2.6

3.5

37

Central America

19.6

27.9

42


Source: [19] * three-year average

Note: Changes in imports and production do not directly relate to changes in availability because of increases in food export and consumption by animals.

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