Exports of Nicaraguan Organic Honey Growing

Between January and August this year, foreign sales have doubled compared to the same period in 2010.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

$639,000 worth were exported in the aforementioned period, far surpassing the $304,000 in the first eight months of 2010.

The increase is explained partly by rising demand from Europe, mainly Germany, Belgium and England, which has encouraged Nicaraguan beekeepers to produce more.
An article in elnuevodiario.com.ni states: "Since 2008, when the highest level of honey exports was recorded ($1.1 million), being 93% to the European market (Germany), exports had declined by 50%, partly due to changes in demand from major buyers, especially Europeans. "



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"Between January and May of this year, exports by volume from Nicaragua to Venezuela have grown by 209%, generating an exporter enthusiasm which has convinced all of the productive sectors, especially now that there are plans to halve red bean production over five years in order to plant more black beans", reported Laprensa.com.ni

Nicaragua: Good Forecast for Exports

December 2012

The export sector in 2013 estimated sales of $ 3 billion, a growth of 10 to 12% compared to 2012.

According to Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), growth will be driven by an increase in export volumes, since on the subject of prices, there are threats to commodities such as coffee and sugar.

Panamanian Exports to CA up 10%

January 2011

During the first ten months of 2010 exports to Central America totaled $ 82.3 million.

The most significant growth was El Salvador with 68.3% and Honduras with 56.9%, followed by Nicaragua and Guatemala with 40.7% and 27.2% respectively.

Costa Rica showed a recovery with respect to 2009, yet the situation was negative (-12.5%) for the period between January to October 2010.

Nicaragua exporting honey to Germany

July 2008

The companies Ucasa and Nicaraocoop have recently shipped 35 tons of organic honey to Hamburg

The huney is produced by hundreds of small beekeepers, members of the Union of Cooperatives El Sauce (Ucasa) and Nicaraocoop, another producer cooperative.
It is shipped through the Puerto Cortez, located on the extreme Caribbean tip of Honduras near the Guatemala border.

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