Honduran Tobacco Seeking New Markets

The tobacco industry, currently exporting 90% of its products to the U.S., seeks to diversify its markets to Europe and China.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Honduran Association of Tobacco Producers organized the first Humo Jaguar Festival bringing together entrepreneurs from Spain, Lithuania and France among others.

The president of the Honduran Association of Tobacco Producers (Aprotabacoh), Maya Selva, told Reuters, "The trend is to go to get into new markets such as Spain, Russia or Italy, and even China, where they do not know the Honduran product."

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January 2014

From January 15 to 17, the Tobacco Association will be organizing a festival to promote the cigars manufactured in the country and attract tasters from America and Europe.

During the Third International Festival of Tobacco the best cigars made in the Segovia region will be tasted, plus four brands recognized among the most outstanding in the world in 2013 by a specialist magazine, said the president of the Nicaraguan Association of Tobacco Growers, Nestor Plascencia.

Honduran Sugar Producers Diversify Markets

December 2013

Africa and Taiwan are two of the new destinations where 200,000 quintals from the 2014 harvest will be exported.

The eight sugar mills operating in Honduras expect to export 200,000 of the 12 million quintals to be produced during the 2013-14 harvest which began in November.

Honduran Cacao Goes to Switzerland

October 2011

In 2011 the country exported a total of 40 tons of cocoa to Halba, a Swiss chocolate maker.

Exports generated $1.5 million in foreign exchange, said Anibal Ayala, president of the Honduran Association of Caco Producers (APROCACAHO).

"Ayala told reporters that Hondurans who grow the grain will gain a profit of $1.16 per kilo, as it is sold at $2.94 and its production cost is $1.78.

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August 2008

Dutch buyers recently offered to buy the entire national production of red pitahayas (genus Hylocereus). There is also a good outlook for the fruit in the Danish market, thereby widening its breach in the demanding EU market.

The possibility of the Nicaraguan vegetable arriving soon in the Dutch and Danish markets was obtained by the Association of Nicaraguan Pineapple and Pitahaya Producers (Appinic); the process started months ago by the organization has produced good results.

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