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.
A rebound in prices late last year meant that between September and June exports ascend to $235 million, 15% more than in the same period in the previous harvest.
Although there was a reduction in export volumes, the increase in international prices favored exporters of the fruit, who asserted that they sold "... about 30,800 tons between September 2014 and June 2015."
The Guatemalan Exporters Association is a private non-profit entity, established in 1982; that represents, promotes and develops non traditional exports of Guatemalan companies.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala
Phone: (502) 2422-3400
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.