Guatemala: Manufacturing Exports up 14%

In the first quarter exports of manufacturing goods abroad totaled $1.076 billion, 14% more than in the same period in 2014.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Exports of food and beverages grew by 12.7%, while the category of "miscellaneous products" increased its foreign sales by 18%, according to figures from the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (AGEXPORT).

The manager of the manufacturing sector at Agexport, Aida Fernandez, said the manufacturing sector represents 35 percent of Guatemalan exports. The Central American nation produces and exports shoes, batteries, packaged food, soda, candy, craft bags, plastic tubes and wooden furniture, among other things."



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Guatemala: Dynamism of the Miscellaneous Articles Sector

December 2013

Exports of screws, sheeting, shoes, chemicals, leather and oil, among others, amounted to $1.328 billion during 2013.

From a press release issued by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport):

Miscellaneous Articles, one of 5 major sub sectors of the Guatemalan Manufacturing sector, placed in the international market this 2013, products such as screws, sheeting, shoes, stoves, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, leather, paints and thirty-seven other products which in total closed 2013 with sales abroad worth $1.328 billion.

Manufexport Completes Deals Worth $4 Million

July 2010

The organizers expect next year's business deals to be worth $50 million.

The 50 participating exhibitors and 57 international buyers held 962 business meetings.

The coordinator of the Guatemalan Exporters’ Association (AGEXPORT), Marco Tulio Recinos, told Sigloxxi.com that, "the event was a success" and added that, "markets were more diversified with 44% of buyers from the US but also representatives from the Dominican Republic and Mexico".

$50 Million Worth of Deals Expected at Manufexport 2010

July 2010

The fifth Manufexport event gathers 80 buyers from Central America, USA, the Dominican Republic and Germany in Antigua, Guatemala.

The conference gives 67 manufacturers of foods, drinks, plastics and cleaning products the opportunity to present their inventory.

The president of the organizing committee, Carlos Barillas, told Sigloxxi.com that, "each presenting company will take part in up to 20 rounds of negotiations.

Guatemala to Host Manufexport 2010

February 2010

This fair, organized by Agexport, the Guatemalan Exporters Association, will take place on July 15 and 16.

MANUFEXPORT is the trade show in where manufacturing businessmen from Central America can showcase their products to an international audience, and open new markets for them.

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