Export of plantains increase in Nicaragua
Exports continue to grow in importance for the national economy and is expected to reach $3.5 million at the end of the year.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
In the first three months of this year, plantain sales to the exterior reached a total of 3.01 million dollars; these exports were carried out with support from the APEN Export Office (OFEX) which is strongly oriented towards quality and commercialization for plantain producers in Rivas.
In the first seven months of the year, exports showed a significant increase in volume (14.9%) and value (13.3%), compared to the same period in 2011.
Exports from Nicaragua have increased by 30.5 percent during the first half of 2008, compared with the same period a year earlier.
Nicaraguan exports could close the year (2008) at $2 billion, surpassing the figure for 2007 by more than $250 million.
Costa Rica increased its exports by 7.8 percent between January and May of this year, with almost all productive sectors showing improvement.
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