Guatemalan Sugar Exports Down by 56%

In April 2009, sugar exports decreased by 56% when compared to the same month last year.

Friday, May 8, 2009

With regard to the cumulative of the export harvest, from November 2008 to April 2009, it fell by 25% compared to the preceding harvest.

Eleconomista.net website published: "Despite the monthly decrease, Guatemala expects more sugar production this year.
ASAZGUA [Association of Guatemalan Sugar Producers] estimates that Guatemala will produce 2.22 million tons of sugar for the 2008/2009 harvest, an increase of 4.6% with regard to the previous harvest."



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