Holland was the country that bought the most goods sold by Guatemala to the European Union between January and September, which totaled $684.76 million, 17% more than in the same period in 2013.
The goods most exported to the European Union (EU) are textiles, nickel, vegetables and coffee, with the main destinations being the Netherlands which recorded purchases of $219 million, followed by Belgium with $86 million, Germany with $79.5 million and Spain with $78.6 in the first nine months of the year.
80% of the volume exported by the Honduran maquila sector in the first half of 2014 corresponds to textiles, 15% to harnesses, and the remaining 5% to other goods.
A report by the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) specifies that when comparing the figure for the first half of this year with the same period of 2013, "... A slight increase of $8.2 million is observed. "
Guatemala exports to South Korea and China have increased by 185% and 382%, respectively.
Details from the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) show that South Korea and China are the two Asian countries with the most products sales from the Central American nation, with honey, sugar and shrimp being the main exports.
An increase in non- traditional exports offset the fall in foreign sales of traditional products.
According to the report entitled "Trends in Foreign Trade in 2013 in El Salvador" prepared by the Ministry of Economy (Minec) exports in 2013 totaled $5.491 billion, an increase of 2.8 % compared to 2012, when the total figure was $5.339 billion .
$3.908 billion worth of non-traditional products were exported last year, while in 2012 the figure was $3.765 billion. Exports of traditional products were down $42 million, totaling $424.9 million in 2013.
During 2013 foreign sales of 2 thousand tons generated revenues of $6.1 million.
Data from the Ministry of Economy (Minec) reveals that in recent years Salvadoran honey has gained ground especially in the European market. During 2013 foreign sales of the product generated revenues of $6.1 million, which is 29% more than in 2012, when $4.7 million worth was sold.
The volume purchased by China in the recent harvest is equivalent to that acquired between 2005 and 2011.
In the 2012-13 harvest, three Asian countries purchased 673,843 metric tons (MT) of sugar, equivalent to 35% of the country's total export crop. China bought 341,218 MT giving it h a 20% share, which is equivalent to the amount it acquired from 2005 to 2011, which was 311,073 MT.
Over 160 thousand tons have been sold, but at lower prices than in the previous harvest.
During the 2012-13 harvest, the sugar industry exported 400 thousand tons of grain, 160 thousand tons more than in the previous one. However, the value of sales did not behave the same as the volume exported, because revenues were between $210 million and $220 million, similar to the amount in the last harvest.
Sugar, coffee, fishmeal, plastics and paper products are the best selling products to the Asian island.
According to the Taiwanese Embassy in El Salvador during the first 11 months of 2013, exports from the Central American nation to Asian countries grew by 576 %. Among the products that are exported to Taiwan are sugar, coffee, fish meal, paper, cardboard, plastics.
Up until October maquila exports totaled $954 million, which represents 20.4% of total exports during that period.
According to the International Trade Report presented by the Ministry of Economy (Minec), Salvadoran exports are driven primarily by the maquila sector, specifically high value added garments as well as non-traditional products.
Ten years ago 5 containers a month were exported whereas now there are eight to ten per week, going to markets such as the Caribbean and the U.S.
During the first ten months of 2013 revenues of $5.3 million were reported, reflecting a recovery of 7% compared to the same period last year, according to the Foreign Trade Promotion Office (Procomer).
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