CAFTA OVERVIEW. James McCarthy. Central America at a Glance. 13th Largest Market for U.S. Exports U.S. Exports = $19.6 Billion (2006) Larger Market Than India, Russia, and Indonesia combined Overall Population: 49 million. The CAFTA-DR Region at a Glance. Why Export to Central America?.
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Source: Summa Magazine. Sep. 2006
Source: Country Central Banks
Apparel, Computers and Electronics, and Fabric Mill Products Account for Nearly Half of the Total U.S. Manufactured Exports to DR-CAFTA Markets.
Slightly smaller than Massachusetts
President Elias Saca (2004)
Smallest country in Central
3rd largest economy
Remittances make up 15% of GDP
Largest airport in the region
*Costa Rica – Referendum
Automotive Parts and Service Equipment
Food Processing & Packaging Equipment
Electric Power Generation & Distribution
Hotel and Restaurant Equipment
Security and Safety Equipment and Services
Telecommunications Equipment and Services