Nicaraguan Exports Fall by 17.8%
Foreign sales were down by 17.8% in volume and 10.4% in value in February.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
El Nuevo Diario published on its website: In February 2008, exports were $144 million, while the amount reported was $130 million during the same period this year, according to CETREX (The Center for Export Procedures) figures. It reflected a drop of $14 million during the month. Export volume decreased from 157 thousand tons in February 2008 to 129 thousand tons during the same month this year. The aggregate for the first two months of the year (January-February 2009) shows a drop in exports of 19% in value and 21.9% in volume, according to CETREX."
There was a reduction of more than $36 million in foreign sales in January 2009, in comparison to the same month last year.
During the first five months of 2013 $1.1067 billion worth of goods were sold abroad, while in the same period in 2012 export revenues were $1.1852 billion.
Data from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat) also showed a decrease in export volumes which amounted to 137 million kilos, 28.3% less than the 191 million kilos in the same period in 2011.
At the end of the first quarter, $216 million were exported, 50.2% less than during the same period in 2008.
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