Demand for Agricultural Materials Increases

In Guatemala, farmers expect an increase of $10 million in imports of chemicals for the agricultural season 2012, which is an increase of 6%.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The expansion of areas under cultivation, particularly for export, and a forecast of a good winter will push demand for agrochemicals (herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and insecticides) up by an additional 6%.

July Reyna, president of the Guild of the Agricultural Chemical Association (Agrequima), said that imports are expected to grow by about $10 million, reported According to Reyna, by the end of 2012 $170 worth of chemicals will have been imported.

"The price of export products has continued to rise, which has influenced the increase in production areas in the country," said Reyna.

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