Exports by Honduran maquilas worth $1 billion

The amount is higher that those of the same period from March to May of last year.

Friday, August 15, 2008

According to figures from the Honduran Maquila Association (AHM), during the first five months of this year they managed to export $978,023,000.00, compared to the $950 million from the same period last year.
Even though the figure is higher than that of 2007, it is still lower than in 2005, when exports where $93 million more for the same period.



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