Over the past ten years, wine consumption has almost doubled to 262,900 liters in 2010.
The import figures reflect this growth, rising from $1.2 million in 1994 to $6.8 million in 2010, according to the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat.
"... 10 percent of Guatemala's population consume some type of wine, a fact which shows that this drink has been democratized and is no longer exclusive to affluent families." said Jorge Solis, manager of the distributer Corchos to Elperiodico.com.gt
As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.