Guatemalan Cardamom Exports Increase by 177.6%

Up to and including May 14, a record of $172.3 million for sales of the grain was registered with respect to the $62.1 million sold during the same period in 2008.

Monday, May 25, 2009

According to data from the Bank of Guatemala, almost all cardamom is exported to the countries of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, Kuwait, India, Pakistan, Syria, Israel and Singapore.

Ovidio Fernandez, president of the Association of Guatemalan Cardamom Dealers (CARDEGUA) told Elperiodico.com.gt: "Most producers are indigenous peasants who have small plots of one or two acres which they work with their family and then they sell the cardamom to an intermediary, who carries out the drying process and subsequently resells it to exporters."



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The 2016/17 harvest closed with a total export amount of 29,700 tons, equivalent to $300 million in revenues, 30% more than in the previous season.

In the harvest that just ended, the improved revenue was achieved with a lower export volume, due to an increase in the international price. In the 2016/17 season, 38 thousand tons were exported and $230 million were generated.

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After a difficult year because of the impact of the Thrips pest and declining international prices, at the end of 2014 $240 million were generated in export earnings.

With the annual increase of 10% in production, Guatemala maintains its global market lead in cardamom sales.

Guatemalan Cardamom and Ramadan

August 2012

The current harvest will not be in time to take advantage of peak consumption which occurs during Ramadan, which this year has been moved forward in the calendar.

An article in Elperiodico.com.gt reports that "Guatemala is the largest exporter of cardamom in the world and supplier to Middle Eastern countries, but this year it will not be able to take advantage of Ramadan, as India, the largest producer, has started its harvest last month. "

Guatemala: 46% Increase in Cardamom Exports

May 2011

In the first three months of 2011 foreign sales reached 8.1 million kg, 46% more than in the same period in 2010.

For the same period, according to the Banco de Guatemala, foreign exchange earnings from exports reported an increase of 85.8% compared to 2010.

An article in Siglo21.com.gt reports, "The exporters said that the rise is due to the situation in the Middle East, where despite problems, there will be greater demand in the short term due to increased consumption of this product.

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