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Central America Business

Central America Business holds a wealth of opportunities. One obvious advantage is its geographical location. A bridge between North America and South America, and a sea lane between the Pacific Ocean and Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea), Central America is a strategic trade center sitting between various international markets.

Our classification of Central America, one preferred by the United Nations, not only includes Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, but Mexico as well. With a combined population of more than 150 million people, a rich mineral and agricultural base, the potential for growth in both renewable energy and high-tech sectors, its a region full of potential.

 

Central America

To explore the wide range of business opportunities throughout Central America, use the drop down menu above, or simply scroll through the list of respective countries.

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Belize

population (2011): 321,115

population growth rate: 2.056%

median age: 21 years

official language: English

area: 22,966 km² (8,867 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $8,400

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • garment production
  • tourism
  • construction
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Honduras

population (2011): 8,143,564

population growth rate: 1.888%

median age: 21 years

official language: Spanish

area: 112,090 km² (43,278 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $4,200

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • woven, knit apparel
  • wood products
  • cigars
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Costa Rica

population (2011): 4,576,562

population growth rate: 1.308%

median age: 28.8 years

official language: Spanish

area: 51,100 km² (19,653 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $11,300

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • pharmaceuticals
  • tourism, retirement destination
  • financial outsourcing
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Mexico

population (2011): 113,724,226

population growth rate: 1.102%

median age: 27.1 years

official language: Spanish

area: 1,964,375 km² (758,449 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $13,900

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • diverse manufacturing sector
  • mining (oil, natural gas, minerals)
  • tourism
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El Salvador

population (2011): 6,071,774

population growth rate: 0.318%

median age: 24.3 years

official language: Spanish

area: 21,041 km² (8,124 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $7,200

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • chemical, fertilizer production
  • textile production
  • furniture production
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Nicaragua

population (2017): 6,217,796

population growth rate: 1.1%

median age: 25.6 years

official language: Spanish

area: 130,370 km² (50,336 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2017): $5,755

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing, cigars
  • textiles, clothing
  • wood production
  • tourism
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Guatemala

population (2011): 13,824,463

population growth rate: 1.986%

median age: 20 years

official language: Spanish

area: 108,889 km² (42,042 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $5,200

key industries

  • agriculture, food processing
  • textile, apparel production
  • furniture production
  • tourism
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Panama

population (2011): 3,460,462

population growth rate: 1.435%

median age: 27.5 years

official language: Spanish

area: 75,420 km² (29,120 miles²)

GDP (PPP) per capita (2010): $13,000

key industries

  • shipping (canal, container ports)
  • banking, insurance, free trade zone
  • building materials, construction
  • tourism, retirement destination