Honduran Exports Down 13%

During the first six months of 2013 the country sold $2.15 billion abroad, $325.7 million less than in the same period of 2012.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

An article Laprensa.hn reports that "the value of coffee exports fell from $1.03 billion to $630.4 million, or $395.8 million less, which is explained by the fall in international which prices went from $206.79 to $140.08 per quintal."

This has been compounded by a decline in the volume of exports which rose from 4.9 million quintals to 4.5 million quintals. Another product which reported a decline in foreign sales was bananas which went from $244.8 million to $233.2 million in the same period.

Some of the products that sold more are zinc, lead, silver and lobster. Furthermore, non-traditional products accounted for 54% of total exports to $ 1164.2 million, $ 74.8 million more than in the same period of 2012.



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Guatemalan Exports Continue to Decline

July 2018

In line with the trend seen since the beginning of the year, sales abroad between January and May totaled $4.698 billion, 3% less than in the same period last year.

Figures from Banco de Guatemala show that the country in May 2018 made exports totalling $934 million, which is equivalent to a 5% decrease compared to the same month in the previous year.

Growing Trade Deficit in El Salvador

November 2013

During the first ten months of 2013 the difference between imports and exports grew by 8.5%, reaching $4.4142 billion.

From a press release issued by the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador:

Salvadoran exports up to October 2013 amounted to $4.6659 billion, an increase of $161.7 million compared to the same period in 2012, showing a growth rate of 3.6% a year, according to the Department of Studies and Economic Statistics at the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador.

Guatemalan Exports Down 4.8% in 2009

January 2010

In 2009, the country exported $4.8 billion, $239 million less than 2008, when it sold $5 billion.

Among traditional products, the worst performer was coffee, with sales dropping 11%, while sugar rose 25%, banana 53% and cardamom 66%.

The remaining products fared considerably worse, dropping 26%. Prensalibre.com reports that "only honey, minerals, food products and tobacco registered increases".

Honduras Trades Less With Taiwan

November 2009

Between January and August 2009, exports to Taiwan fell more than $23 million when compared to the same period of 2008.

Likewise, imports from Taiwan dropped more than $6 million in the same period, according to data from the Taiwanese trade office.

"From January to August, Honduran trade balance with Taiwan was negative in over $2 million. It sold $6.2 million and bought $8.4 million", reports Latribuna.hn.

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