Guatemalan Foreign Trade Falls in March

According to data from Banguat, exports fell by 1.2% and imports by 24.7% when compared to same period in 2008.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

In March 2009, total exports were $1.855 billion, and the total amount was $ 2.63 billion.

Leonel Díaz wrote in Prensalibre.com: "According to Banguat, the main export products (bananas, coffee, sugar and cardamom) increased by 28.2%, but they were outweighed by a decline of US $36.9 million (-6.8%) in exports to Central America and the rest of the world."



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