Good Year for Ornamental Plants in Guatemala

Foreign sales of flowers, foliage and ornamental plants increased by 8% in 2012, totaling $81 million, which is $8 million more than last year.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The sector projected for this year an increase of 6.2% in exports. "Businessmen and producers see that it is necessary to promote growth of the sector and view the crisis in European countries as an opportunity", said Brigitte Obrock, coordinator of the commission of Ornamental Foliage and flowers at Agexport.

The first quarter of 2012 was difficult for the sector, but from the second a 5% growth in international orders was reported, which prompted us to improve performance", said the coordinator.

The sector’s strategy in 2012 was based on a search for new markets such as Dubai and Russia, and the participation of enterprises in trade missions.

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