Panama: Less Meat Exports

In the first semester, the country exported 586 less tons than the same period of 2008.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

This drop is because "the domestic market has demanded high volumes of meat at stable prices", reported the National Stockbreeder Association.

Prensa.com reports: "Mexico, Taiwan, Nicaragua and the United States reported considerable decreases".



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Panamanian Exports Decreased 4% in 2008

February 2009

Upon the closing of 2008, 1,497 million kilograms of fruits, meats, shellfish, clothes and petroleum by-products were exported.

Prensa.com reports: "This represented a fall of 4.1% compared to the figures of 2007, according to the data from the General Comptroller’s Office of the Republic. The results contrast with the previous period since, between 2006 and 2007, exports had a growth of 13.4%."

Nicaraguan Exports Fall by 17.8%

March 2009

Foreign sales were down by 17.8% in volume and 10.4% in value in February.

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.

Panamanian Exports Decrease by 50%

May 2009

At the end of the first quarter, $216 million were exported, 50.2% less than during the same period in 2008.

There were 255.5 million kilograms sent abroad, a decrease of 59.1% when compared to the first quarter of 2008, according to data from the Comptroller General of the Republic.

Nicaragua: 25% Less in Beef Revenue Foreseen

March 2009

Sales of beef products fell in both volume and foreign currency earnings.

René Blandón, President of the National Livestock Commission, informed Elnuevodiario.com.ni: "According to published figures, the results of Nicaraguan meat sales to the world in 2008 totaled about $220 million, and a 25% reduction of that total is expected in 2009.

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