Guatemala: Central American Exports Down 10%

$100 million less were exported to Central America in the first five months of the year.

Friday, July 10, 2009

According to data from the Banco de Guatemala (Banguat), the drop was of 12% in exports to El Salvador, 9% for Honduras, 7.7% for Costa Rica and 11.6% for Nicaragua.

Elperiodico.com.gt publishes: "The products that recorded the bigger losses were apparel, with a sales reduction of $149 million (-27.3%); oil exports were $78.8 million less (-57.5%); coffee exports dropped $55.6 million (-14.8%); and natural leather exports recorded $32.1 million less (-43.4%)".



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