Guatemalan Chemical Exports Up 12%

In 2010 the country exported $818 million worth of chemical products for agricultural and industrial use, 12.2% more than in 2009, when it sold $729 million.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Jlio Ruano, head of Agrequima, the association of agricultural chemical producers, explained that most exports go to other Central American countries.

“The increase could be explained by more planted area, and high volumes of rain, which caused increased reseeding”, commented Ruano.

The most demanded products are fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and products for soil treatment.



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