After a difficult year because of the impact of the Thrips pest and declining international prices, at the end of 2014 $240 million were generated in export earnings.
With the annual increase of 10% in production, Guatemala maintains its global market lead in cardamom sales. According to the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport), since 2005 they have increased their sales by up to 241%. However, industry representatives argue hey that face significant challenges such as reducing the incidence of pests and improving grain quality.
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.