Guatemalan Exports Up 4%

In the first half of the year, foreign sales amounted to $5.148 billion, with precious stones and metals recording the largest increase compared to the same period in 2013.

Friday, August 8, 2014

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (Agexport):

Exports of Guatemalan products compared to June 2013 increased by 4.1% in the first six months of 2014, accumulating a total of $5.481 billion as reported by the Bank of Guatemala, which represents $2.268 billion more than sold internationally last year.

In first place were exports of apparel items with $618 million (15%), followed by beverages and liquids with $195 million (0.59%), precious stones and semi-precious metals $183 million (760%), lead $176 million (12%) fresh, dried or frozen goods $153 million (0.41%), and edible fats and oils $153 million (0.80%) fruits.

The report by the Bank of Guatemala notes that from January to June the USA was the largest market for exports with $1.979 billion; in the Central America region $1.542 billion, was registered, $322 million in the Eurozone, $229 million in South Korea, and $202 million was recorded in Mexico.

In 2013, the Guatemalan foreign trade in the first 6 months of 2013 reported $5.268 billion.

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From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (-AGEXPORT-):

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Between January and July $6,430 million came into the country from foreign sales, 5.5% more than in the same period of 2013, with clothing and sugar being the most exported products.

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