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 Elperiodico.com.gt.
In the first five months of 2010, the country’s exports totaled $3.6 billion, 17.7% greater than in the same period of 2009.
Sugar was the sector that experienced most growth with $433 million worth of sales, an increase of 148%, according to Bank of Guatemala.
Regarding the other sectors, Elperiodico.com.gt reports that, “bananas exports totaled $159 million (down 14.8%), coffee $392.6 million (up 22.1%), cardamom $123.6 million (down 37.7%) and oil exports totaled $98.3 million, an increase of 69%.