In 2022, the free zone exports totaled US$7,832.8 million, according to the “Statistical Report on Free Zones 2022” of the National Council of Export Free Zones (CNZFE).
In fact, that year it was raised with the highest number in almost two decades. The data establishes a 9.1% increase compared to 2021, whose amount of US$7,179.6 million it is the second best in the inventory.
This is followed by 2019 with US$6,249.5 million2018 with 6,035.2 million and 2020 with 5,894.5 million, thus completing the “top 5” with the highest amounts in foreign currency achieved by this sector in exports.
In the case of the year of the coronavirus pandemic2020, although it has the fifth position with the best figures in the CNZFE selection, it presented an interannual variation of -5.7%.
From 2014 to 2017, exports are located in this sector that exceeded the $5 billion. In 2014 they achieved US$5,261.7 million and in 2015 an amount of US$5,423.6 million, while in 2016 and 2017 US$5,503.9 million and US$5,709.6 million were reached, respectively.
In the period 2003-2008, as well as 2010-2013, exports from free zones amounted to $4 billionhighlighting 2013 with the highest value in that group (US$4,976.4 million) and 2010 with the lowest (US$4,194.4).
According to data, 2009 was the worst year in external saleswith US$3,793.5 million.
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