The group hopes to have its new machinery in place by next November so that it can manufacture the products it wants to sell in Europe.
"The increase in fuel prices and the rise in price of 150 percent in primary products is affecting our business," said Reinaldo Brenes, sales manager for Grupo Pro.
"However, we have taken internal measures to minimize the effect and we are evaluating new markets."
The company manufactures snacks and has already entered other export markets such as the United States.
During the first six months of 2013 foreign sales totaled $2.822 billion, $151 million more than in the same period in 2012.
From a press release issued by the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador:
Total exports to June of this year amounted to $2822.2 million, up $150.6 million compared to the same period in 2012, the growth rate was 5.6% per year, with a gradual recovering its dynamism, informed the Office of Economic Studies and Statistics of the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador.
El Salvador's agricultural exports form the other side of the rising food costs coin: while food and fuel costs rise within the country, farmers are getting more money than ever from their exports of food products.
The Minister of Agriculture for the nation, Mario Salverría, says the main product being exported is coffee, which has brought in 204 million dollars worth of revenues this year.
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