In the first ten months of the year gold exports generated $293 million in foreign exchange, 12% more than in the same period in 2015.
Figures from the Center for Exports in Nicaragua (CETREX) indicate that the volume of exports also grew in the period in question, going from 6.94 tons sold abroad between January and October 2015 to 7.31 tons in the same period in 2016.
In the first ten months of the year foreign sales of seafood products fell, except for shellfish and shrimp, which are growing at double digits.
Statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX) show that foreign sales of seafood grew by 19% compared to the first ten months of 2015, while exports of sea shrimp, recorded an increase of almost 13%.
At the end of August the volume exported in the 2015/16 harvest went up by 7% compared to the same period in the previous cycle, however there was a drop of 5% in value.
Statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX) report that since the beginning of the harvest in October 2015 to August 31 this year 2.4 million hundredweight of coffee has been sent abroad, a volume which is 2.2 million hundredweight more than the amount sold in the same period of the 2014-2015 cycle.
Ranchers are complaining that the increase of $0.20 per kilogram of cattle exported as leather is eroding their competitiveness.
The DGI published in La Gaceta on 4 February that "... In every act of exporting live cattle made by natural persons, it will be mandatory to submit to the Center for Exports (CETREX ) and the Directorate General of Customs Services the taxable receipt in original format which supports retention payments for its verification. "
Despite the vagaries of international prices during the year, exports of green coffee of the 2014/15 harvest exceeded $414 million, 9% more than in the previous period.
In volume terms, total exports exceeded 2.3 million pounds at an average annual price of $179, according to figures reported by the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX). Between the beginning and the end of the harvest, the month in which the largest export volume was reported was March, with 327,950 quintals.
Between January and August lobster production grew by 30% compared to the same period in 2014, while production and export of farmed shrimp fell by 32% and 40%, respectively.
In the case of lobster exports in the period concerned there was an increase of 26%, going from $37.3 to $47.1 million, according to data from the Central Bank and the Center for Exports (CETREX). The exporter Ernesto Sequeira told Elnuevodiario.com.ni that "... 'This year international prices of the product improved by 3.8% going from $31.01 to $32.21 per kilogram. '"
Between October and May the 2014/15 crop exports totaled $278 million, 37% more than in the same period of the previous harvest.
According to the Center for Exports (CETREX), exports of the 2014/15 crop in the period from October to May generated revenue of $278 million, up from the $202 million in the same period of the previous season.
With regard to export volumes for the first eight months of the harvest, Eleconomista.net details "...
Producers are demanding a halt to imports of the product arguing that industrialists are taking advantage of the low prices of milk powder to use them as a substitute for fresh milk.
In January this year, imports of milk powder reported $3.89 million, while in the same month last year $3.41 billion was recorded. The price per ton showed a decrease of $10, since during 2014 it was trading at $820 and went down to $810 this year, according to statistics from the Center for Exports.
In 2014 production in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors increased by 28%, but due to low international prices export earnings declined by 8% compared to 2013.
Fisheries and aquacultureproduction in 2014, equivalent to 96.7 million pounds exceeded projections made by sector earlier this year and recorded a 28% increase over the previous year. However, according to the Center for Exports (CETREX), it sold $19 million worth less than in 2013.
Between January and October this year, exports of Nicaraguan shrimp to France were worth over $18 million, up 92% compared to the same period of 2013.
According to the Center for Exports (CETREX), of the total sales generated from shrimp farming, France accounts for 10.6%. From January to November 2, 2014 sales of $18.3 million were recorded, well above the $9.5 million reported in the same period last year.
Sales of the grain up to June 2013 increased from 173,075 bags weighing 60 kilos to 303,642 bags up to the same month this year.
The Nicaragua Center for Exports said that while the annual change was positive, "... the exports accumulated in the first nine months of the current cycle 2013/14 compared to the same period of the previous crop fell by 15% to 1.29 million bags weighing 60 kilos. "
During 2013 sales of cigars to the U.S. market totaled $37 million, equivalent to 118.9 million units.
Nicaragua has become the second largest supplier of cigars in the United States, behind the Dominican Republic. Exports increased from $25.8 million in 2012 to $37.3 million in the last year, according to the Center for Exports.
In 2013 total production increased by 8% and foreign sales of fish, shrimp , lobsters and seafood, by 28%.
Fish production last year grew by 8%, with farmed shrimp products having the largest increase. Foreign sales of fish, shrimp, shellfish and lobsters reported a 28% increase compared to 2012, going from $192 million to $246 million at the end of 2013, according to statistics from the Center for Exports.
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