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.
Costa Rica has been paying more for its imports in recent years while the prices of its exports have failed to keep pace.
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.
Costa Rica increased its exports by 7.8 percent between January and May of this year, with almost all productive sectors showing improvement.
In the first two months of 2013, Costa Rican exported goods worth $1.884 billion, representing growth of 4.2%.
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