Table 2

Imports of the three major grains into Central America from the United States, 1990/91 and 2005/06

1990/91*, MT

(% of total)

2005/06*, MT

(% of total)

% change

1990–2006


Yellow corn

562,071 (43%)

2,152,995 (51%)

283

White corn

0

204,733 (5%)

NA

Wheat

694,627(53%)

1,175,954 (28%)

69

Rice

64,623 (5%)

664,123 (16%)

928


Total

1,321,321

4,197,806

318


* 2-year averages because of zeros in data for 1989 and 2004; percentages do not add exactly due to rounding.

NA: Not Applicable

Source: [17]

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