The textile industry is responsible for 12 of these 17 percentage growth points, with tilapia and tobacco also contributing to the increase.
“Tobacco is mostly exported via airplane, mainly through Toncontin International Airport. Almost 50% of all goods shipped through this terminal is tobacco”, explained Allan Martínez, Swissport manager.
As of October 24.2 million kilograms of general cargo and courier for exports have been transported.
In the same period of 2009 a total of 20.6 million kilograms were moved, according to the Exports and Imports Committee (Combex Im).
Prensalibre.com. reports, "This classification includes all types of cargo, including raw materials, assembly and industry, which highlights the export of clothing which by October had transported more than 4.2 million kilograms, followed by food, cosmetics and crafts.”
By the end of 2010, imports, exports and package shipments increased 12% compared to 2009.
According to statistics given by the Committee on Import and Export (Combex Im), total imports were 28.3 million kilos in courier and general cargo and in the case of exports 28.6 million kilos were transported.
Between January and June, air cargo increased by 11% compared to the same period in 2010.
In the first half of the year a total of 29.9 million kilos was transported, 3.1 million kilos more than the 26.8 million in 2010.
An article in Prensalibre.com reports, "According to the Committee on Imports and Exports (CombexIm) when analysed by activities, air mail increased from 1.4 million kilos 2010 to 1.7 million in 2011, ie, 19.8 percent higher. In the case of general cargo, the increase was 1.5 million kilos, or 10 percent, up from 11.9 million kilos reported last year to 13.2 million this June. "
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