According to the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX) the total exports in 2009 totaled $ 1,434 million.
El Nuevo Diario reports that "CETREX also informed a 16.2% increase in volume of exports during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the period of 2009."
The United States remains the main export destination followed by Venezuela and El Salvador.
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The country exported $703 million between January and March, an increase of 6.7% compared to 2011.
The value of Nicaraguan exports in the first quarter was $703 million, an increase of 6.7% compared to first quarter 2011 ($659 million), said the government's Center for Exports (Cetrex).
Over the first two months of 2011, exports increased 38% over the same period of 2010.
In January and February 2011 total exports amounted to $ 388.5 million compared to $ 280.9 million in 2010.
The Center for Export Procedures (CETREX), "... reported, however, a decrease of 6.2 percent in the export volume during the first two months of 2011 over the same period last year," reported EFE.
In the first quarter, the country exported $970 million, 14.8% more than the $845 million in the same period in 2011, registering an increase of volume of exports.
The figures were reported by the State Center for Exports (Cetrex).
The agency also indicated an increase of 12.5 percent in volume of sales abroad, registering 727 metric tonnes between January and April, up from 646 tonnes in the first quarter of 2011, reports Laprensa.com.ni.
In the first 5 months of the year, exports amounted to $1,000 million.
The favorable international market helped boost growth in sales outside of Nicaragua, in the first five months of the year alone they went up by 33% compared to the same period in 2010.
The main reason behind the increase is not greater export volume, but the rise in international prices, which has allowed the country to sell more products at greater expense.