Panama Rum Production up 32%

As of August 4 million 18 thousand liters of rum were produced, 32.1% more than the same period of 2009.

Monday, November 8, 2010


According to the Comptroller General's Office, production in August 2010 reached the highest growth since 2007 when it reported growth of 21.5%. reports, "This relates to the aggressive export plan of the two main factories of this product, though in recent years independent producers have joined. This is the case of Tilsa, company which processes Panamanian rum under United States brands.”

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