La Prensa publishes in its web site: "Belkis Martínez, who is in charge of the office of statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, indicated that the numbers show that the category of oils and derived products, which is the exports leader, registered a 95% increase in June when compared to May".
In the first four months of the year, export sales totaled $119 million, 4.6% less than the same period of the previous year.
According to data from the Bank of Guatemala, traditional exports (sugar, banana, coffee and cardamom) registered an increase of 20% but this was counteracted by a drop of 10.7% in the exports to Central America and a decline of 14% in exports to the remainder of the world.
$100 million less were exported to Central America in the first five months of the year.
According to data from the Banco de Guatemala (Banguat), the drop was of 12% in exports to El Salvador, 9% for Honduras, 7.7% for Costa Rica and 11.6% for Nicaragua.
Elperiodico.com.gt publishes: "The products that recorded the bigger losses were apparel, with a sales reduction of $149 million (-27.3%); oil exports were $78.8 million less (-57.5%); coffee exports dropped $55.6 million (-14.8%); and natural leather exports recorded $32.1 million less (-43.4%)".
During the first six months of 2013 foreign sales totaled $2.822 billion, $151 million more than in the same period in 2012.
From a press release issued by the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador:
Total exports to June of this year amounted to $2822.2 million, up $150.6 million compared to the same period in 2012, the growth rate was 5.6% per year, with a gradual recovering its dynamism, informed the Office of Economic Studies and Statistics of the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador.
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