Isthmus Textile Exports Drop by More Than 18%

In January, textile exports decreased between 18% and 40% in 5 Central American countries.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The fall in revenue was 40% in Costa Rica, 36% in Guatemala, 22% in Nicaragua and 18% in both Honduras and El Salvador.

The statistics were reported by the secretary of the Free Trade Zones Corporation of Nicaragua and published in an article by AFP in

In relation to the volume of sales abroad, decreases were also significant: 35.2% in Guatemala, 27.56% in Costa Rica, 26.8% in El Salvador, 16.2% in Honduras and 8% in Nicaragua."

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The lastest report from the Nicaraguan Association of the Textile and Apparel Industry (Anitec), indicated that while this sector had grown 37% in Nicaragua, the rate was 17.4% in Guatemala, 13.5% in Honduras and 9.9% in El Salvador, while Costa Rica registered a decrease of -2.7%.

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With the 25% increase, Nicaraguan exports went up from $381.1 million to $476.7 million.

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The textile sector foresees a 7% increase in exports for 2009, despite the economic crisis.

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