Guatemala: Exports Up 5.5%

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.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Representing 36.2% of total foreign exchange, the United States remains the largest importer of Guatemalan products. Products such as coffee, sugar cane, clothing, precious stones and bananas are the main generators of this income.

Eleconomista.net reports that "... According to the Bank of Guatemala, between January and July product sales generated $6.43 billion. That amount of currency was higher by $334 million than revenue from exports in the first seven months of 2013 "

"... Central America is second with $1.818 billion, up 28.3%, followed by Europe with $416 million, representing 6.4% of foreign exchange from exports. "



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Guatemala: Exports Up 8% in 2014

February 2015

The main products exported were articles of clothing, accounting for 11% of the total, followed by sugar, with 9%, bananas, with 6%, coffee with another 6%, and precious stones and metals, with 3%.

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

Guatemalan Exports Up 4%

August 2014

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.

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.

Regional Summit on Gemstonea and Jewelry in Panama

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Industry representatives from various countries will meet on March 18 in Panama City.

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The January-March 2013 Newsletter by SIECA on Central American Foreign Trade is the first to include data from Panama.

Central, August 15, 2013.

The Secretariat of Central American Economic Integration (SIECA) through the Bureau of Statistics, Research and Policy, has presented the first American Foreign Trade Bulletin which includes data from the Republic of Panama.

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