El Salvador: Honey Exports Up 29%

During 2013 foreign sales of 2 thousand tons generated revenues of $6.1 million.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Data from the Ministry of Economy (Minec) reveals that in recent years Salvadoran honey has gained ground especially in the European market. During 2013 foreign sales of the product generated revenues of $6.1 million, which is 29% more than in 2012, when $4.7 million worth was sold.

"The volume of exports in 2013 amounted to two thousand tons, 17.6 % more than the 1.7 thousand in the previous year ... " .

"Salvadoran honey went to 13 locations in 2013, spread across eight countries in Europe, the United States, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama and Japan."

" ... The installed capacity to produce honey is still low, and therefore exports do not reach higher numbers. However, the demand for this product is growing," said Roberto Gonzalez, Director of the Production Development Fund (Fondepro).



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