Honduran Melon Exports Up 18.5%

In the 2008/09 harvest, 229.8 million kilograms were exported, 18.5% more than the previous season.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

According to data from the Agriculture and Livestock Secretary, known as SAG, these exports meant $40.4 million in income.

"The 18.5% increase in exported volume meant larger income in dollars, helped by a slight price increase, despite the U.S. economic crisis", said a SAG spokesperson in a La Prensa article.

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