Honduras: Textile Exports Up 20%

Exports of textiles to August rose 20% relative to the same period of 2009.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The director of the Honduran manufacturing industry association AHM, Guillermo Matamoros, commented that in addition to the return of 13,000 jobs in the textile sector so far this year it is hoped that by the end of the year 20,000 jobs will have been created.

Matamoros acknowledged to Laprensa.hn that, "it is too early to tell how the year will end but if current trends continue the industry will almost recover from the effects of the 2009 crisis when exports fell by $500 million".



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