Exports increase in Guatemala

Foreign currency earnings from exports to the international market grew 20.5% during the first eight months of 2008 in relation to the same period in 2007.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Bank of Guatemala indicated that between last January and August, some $3.43 billion were earned from sales abroad.
During the same period in 2007, Guatemala received some $2.83 billion, according the information on the bank's website.

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