Guatemala exports spur larger flow of currency

Despite a negative external trade balance of 3.354 billion dollars, Guatemala's exports for the first six months of 2008 increased by 13.4 percent compared to the same period last year.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

According to figures from the Bank of Guatemala, foreign sales for the first half of the year totalled 2.650 billion dollars, an increase of 412.9 million dollars over 2007.
The figures reflect the fact that income from coffee, bananas, and cardamom has risen sharply in the past 12 months.



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July 2008

Costa Rica has been paying more for its imports in recent years while the prices of its exports have failed to keep pace.

Taking the year 2000 as a basis of 100, Costa Rica's terms of trade fell to 91.9 in 2004 and 84 last year, said Finance Minister Guillermo Zúñiga. "And if we measure it now, I'm sure the figure will be lower still," he added.

Nicaragua: Trade Deficit Shrinks 32%

September 2009

The difference between the country's imports and exports diminished 32.8% in the first 7 months of the country when compared to the same period of 2008.

Exports summed $836.56 million, while $1.96 billion were imported, according to data from the Central Bank of Nicaragua (BCN).

Costa Rica's January-May exports up by 7.8 percent

June 2008

Costa Rica increased its exports by 7.8 percent between January and May of this year, with almost all productive sectors showing improvement.

Only bananas and melons failed to show an increase, the Ministry of Foreign Trade reported in a news release.
Total exports for the period were 4.175 billion dollars, an increase of about 300 million dollars from the same period in 2007.

Costa Rica Exports Grow 4.2% in First Two Months of 2013

March 2013

In the first two months of 2013, Costa Rican exported goods worth $1.884 billion, representing growth of 4.2%.

A press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (COMEX) reads:

In the first two months of 2013, total exports of Costa Rican goods reached $1.884 billion.

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