El Salvador to Import Beans from China

To meet domestic demand, the government announced the import of 9.000 tons of red beans from China.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

With an investment of $ 4.5 million, the shipment would arrive in February and its distribution is to begin in March of next year, announced the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Guillermo López Suárez.

EFE reports in their article: "The rain from storms 'Matthew' and 'Nicole', in their passing through Central America back in September of last year, caused losses of hundreds of thousands of tons of agricultural products."



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El Salvador to Receive 90,000 Hundredweight of Chinese Beans

April 2011

The country has already seen 180,000 hundredweight of beans arrive on its shores this year, 40% more than in the same period in 2010, which has stabilized prices.

On April 20, 75% of the 90,000 hundred weight bean shipment will arrive, which have been purchased from China, according to Guillermo López Suárez, head of El Salvador's Agriculture and Farming Ministry (MAG in Spanish).

Chinese Bean to Arrive El Salvador in March

February 2011

90 thousand quintals of Chinese beans will enter the country in March and will be distributed two weeks later.

The announcement was made by the head of the Ministry of Agriculture, Guillermo López Suárez.

"It is hoped that the marketing of the beans will allow the price to reach $ 0.75, as the government will subsidize part of the price," stated the article in Laprensagrafica.com.

El Salvador to Import 25 Thousand Bean Quintals

October 2010

Without defining the country which will be purchased from, the Ministry of Agriculture announced the transaction in order to alleviate the shortage of grain.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Hugo Flores, stated that Mexico, United States and even Nicaragua, as potential seller countries.

El Salvador to Double Bean Imports

November 2009

In light of important losses caused by tropical storm Ida, the country plans to double bean imports in 2010.

During the past years, imports have accounted for 10% of total consumption, reported the Agriculture Ministry. This figure would increase to 20% in 2010.

"According to the Ministry, the most problematic is red bean.

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