Clothing exports fell for 4th consecutive year

Exports by the textile and manufacturing sector have been in the reporting in the red for the last four years in Guatemala.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Based on business reports from the sector, the main reasons is the incursion of China in the world market for these products since 2005, and the economic crisis that is affecting the United States.

Central Bank figures show that last year that had an increase in the external sale of clothing was 2004. During the first nine months of this year, exports totaled Q1.19 billion, that is, 24% more than in 2003.

This percentage was not the same last year. Exports from the sector in 2005 where Q1.16 billion, or a drop of 1.87%. the tendency continues this year, as...

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