Foreign exchange revenue from exports grow 17.2% at the of July in Guatemala

Foreign exchange earnings from exports recorded for January to July 2008 were at $3.55 billion in comparison to the $2.57 billion reported for the same period in 2007.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

According to information from the Bank of Guatemala, there was a 3% growth overall for traditional products. Coffee earned $521.4 million or 19.1% growth compared to the same period in 2007; banana earned $207.6 million, 13.5% more than the previous year; and cardamom reported a 27.5% growth or $102.6 million.

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