Processed foods, fuels, pharmaceuticals and chemicals are some of the nontraditional exports which grew by 7% in the first nine months of the year compared with the same period in 2013.
From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):
In September 2014, Guatemala's total exports reported an increase of 7% compared to the same date in 2013. Data from the Bank of Guatemala indicate that this increase in foreign sales has occurred in non-traditional products, such as electricity, processed foods, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, rubber and many more.
A mining group plans to invest $27 million in a specialized port in Izabal which will have the capacity to move half a million tonnes of nickel per year.
Businessmen linked to the mining industry, and especially to Compañía Guatemalteca de Níquel (CGN), could be investing $27 million in the construction of a port to move half a million tonnes of nickel per year. The project would be built at kilometer 294 on the highway to the Atlantic, in at Justo Rufino Barrios, opposite the Municipal Cemetery of Puerto Barrios.
It has been estimated that between southern Petén and northern Izabal there is one of the largest nickel reserves in the world.
"The Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) estimates that although at the moment the area of Izabal has only small projects, in the next few years there will be a mining complex because of the large mineral reserves, which would place Guatemala among the top five producers the world,"noted an article in Elperiodico.com.gt.
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