Guatemalan Products Consolidated in Asia

Guatemala exports to South Korea and China have increased by 185% and 382%, respectively.  

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Details from the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) show that South Korea and China are the two Asian countries with the most products sales from the Central American nation, with honey, sugar and shrimp being the main exports.

" ... Over the past year the value of products shipped to South Korea totaled $151.5 million, while in 2012 $53 million was sold, representing an increase of 185.5 %," said Estuardo Castillo, president of Agexport.

" ... China also reported an increase of 382.4% as the value of products sent last year was $167.3 million last year. In 2012 it was $34.6 million," according to the Bank of Guatemala.

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