Guatemala: Capital Goods Imports Decrease

In January 2009, capital goods imports decreased by 29.3% over the same period the previous year.

Monday, April 6, 2009

During the first month of 2009, there were $ 43.8 million in capital goods imports registered, while there were $203.5 million imported during the same month last year.

An article in detailed the situation: "Just in the import of machinery and industry equipment, telecommunications and construction, the decline was 29%; for transportation it was 33.2% and 13.9% for agriculture, according to Banguat."

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