172% Increase in Trade between Mexico and Guatemala

In 2002 Guatemalan exports to Mexico were $ 116.66 million, while the figure was $501.31 million in 2008.

Monday, May 25, 2009

As for imports, they rose from $548 million to $1.388 billion. This is from figures reported since the entry into force of the FTA in 2002.

Byron Dardón wrote in Prensalibre.com: "Mexico sells Guatemala cellular phones, hard wheat, televisions, malt extract (to produce baby food), shampoos, iron, steel, wire and construction materials in general.
Guatemala exports silver minerals or their derivatives, palm oil, shrimp, rubber, cotton, soup preparations and manganese dioxide (batteries), among other products, to the neighboring country."



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In the first three months of 2011 sales totaled $27.6 million, compared to $1.9 million in the same period in 2010.

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According to data from the Economy Department, in 2008 the total amount was $26 million compared to $15.5 million in 2007.

Lorena Álvarez writes in Elperiodico.com gt: "Industrial products such as insecticides, disinfectants, soaps and detergents, waxes, wires, chemicals as well as milk and sauces prepared for cereals and food for animals swell the list of the articles with greatest demand on the island.

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Only bananas and melons failed to show an increase, the Ministry of Foreign Trade reported in a news release.
Total exports for the period were 4.175 billion dollars, an increase of about 300 million dollars from the same period in 2007.

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