Guatemala Expects Record Exports

In October, exports exceed $ 6.936 million, 15% higher than the $ 6.036 million of the same period in 2009.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

According to calculations by Banco de Guatemala (Banguat) the total amount of exports in 2009 closed at $ 7.2 billion. The recovery in trade will allow a growth of 11.4% at the end of 2010.

"The proceeds from the sale of traditional products (sugar, bananas, coffee, cardamom and oil) exceeded $ 1.900 million, an increase of 28% versus 2009. This improvement is driven by increased exports of sugar, which reported $ 602.5 million, coffee with $ 637.2 million and $ 209.2 million in petroleum,” reported

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"Foreign exchange earnings from the sale of traditional products increased by 25.9 percent from $1.4 billion in the first half of 2010 to $1.7 billion during the same period this year.

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The exporters' association estimates that this year foreign sales will exceed $10 billion.

The rise in international demand and improved prices has led the Guatemalan association of exporters (Agexport) to revise upward its forecast for exports this year.

In early 2011, industry representatives predicted an increase of just 8%, well below the current estimated range of 18% to 22%.

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Revenues from traditional exports (sugar, coffee, bananas, oil and cardamom) were $ 2,316 million, according to the Bank of Guatemala.

"Sugar sales generated revenues of $ 725.9 million, up 43 percent versus $ 507.7 million in 2009, coffee exports totaled $ 705.5 million, an increase of 21.8 percent, and oil rose 19 percent to $ 227.7 million" , reports

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