United States became the main destination this quarter, purchasing $585.1 million.
From Elheraldo.com: "Top exported goods to the U.S. where ladies undergarment, t-shirts, trousers, harnesses, surgical gowns and overalls, shorts, socks, sweatshirts, gloves, children's clothing and electrical and automotive parts."
In the first eight months of the year maquila exports reported an increase in volume of 22.3% and 10.9% in value.
Data from the Central Reserve Bank shows that total exports reached $822.4 million up to August 2011.
"The executive director of the Chamber of the Textiles, Clothing and Free Zones (CAMTEX), Patricia Figueroa, said exports this year have already surpassed the levels recorded in 2008, which was considered to be an excellent year for the sector.
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