26% Increase in Guatemalan Tuna Exports

The production of tuna in 2010 reached 9.100 metric tons, 26% higher than 2009.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Foreign sales of tuna generated $ 47 million, noted Rodríguez Mahuad, plant manager at Rianxeira Guatemala, who added that the main destination for exports were packing plants in the European Union.

Prensalibre.com collected more feedback from the manager, "this year we expect to increase exports, we are working on that".

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Definitions for Meat and Tuna Quotas Due

June 2012

The signing of EU Association brings up the outstanding issue of export quotas for the allocation of tuna and beef from Central American countries.

The agreement establishes a quota of 4 metric tons (TM2) for tuna and 9,500 tons for beef, with an annual increase of 475 tons. At the time Central America has yet to resolve internally how to allocate such quotas.

Guatemalan Exports Up 14.5%

March 2011

Foreign sales in January reported $ 768.2 million, 14.5% more than the $ 671.1 million in the same period of 2010.

Data reported by Banco de Guatemala indicate that the biggest growth was in sales of traditional products, which increased 25.6%, noting that exports to Central America totaled $ 186.5 million.

Potential Tuna Canning Plant in Guatemala

March 2010

Rianxeira, a company that exports tuna from Guatemala, is studying the feasibility of building a canning plant in the country’s south.

CEO Gulliermo Rodríguez Maguad told newspaper Prensa Libre: “We are in the midst of such analysis. The country has lots of potential, but this decision will not be taken until 2011”.

172% Increase in Trade between Mexico and Guatemala

May 2009

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

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.

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