Software Cluster in Guatemala

The main objective is to increase Guatemalan software exports by 15% annually over the next fifteen years.

Friday, May 22, 2009

The Guatemalan Software Export Committee (SOFEX) established a strategic plan that includes the creation of a regional cluster and 50% growth in software exports in the next five years.

The manager of the service sector of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT), Claudia Del Aguila, informed the "To date, there already exists a first attempt at integration between the producers of El Salvador and Guatemala in which $400 thousand have been invested. The hope is that the initiative will extend itself to 280 businesses in the region."

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Guatemalan Exports Grow by 22%

July 2011

The exporters' association estimates that this year foreign sales will exceed $10 billion.

The rise in international demand and improved prices has led the Guatemalan association of exporters (Agexport) to revise upward its forecast for exports this year.

In early 2011, industry representatives predicted an increase of just 8%, well below the current estimated range of 18% to 22%.

Exports Up in Guatemala and Nicaragua in 2011

January 2011

Nicaragua sold 31.72% more abroad while Guatemala saw 12.8% more exports in 2010 when compared to 2009.

The figures were reported by Nicaragua’s Center for Exports (CEI) and Guatemala’s Exporters Association (Agexport).

According to Agexport estimates, Guatemalan exporters are expected to sell 15.4% more in 2011.

Guatemalan Exports Up 23%

October 2010

Between January and July exports rose by 23.3% over the same period in 2009.

The data was released the vice president of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), Francisco Menendez.

Menéndez told La Nacion, "Exports (January) to July of this year are $ 5,051 million or $ 739 million more than in the (same period) of 2009”.

Software Businesses Expand Abroad

June 2009

The Guatemalan companies Consultesa, Aldea Systems, Gysa, Icon, Engaje Byte, Sega, Lankin Tecnologies, and BDG have opened offices abroad.

As noted by Jorge Maldonado, president of the Union for Export Software-Developers (Sofex), the new offices will be located in the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru.

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