Honduras: March 2016 Export Figures for Aquaculture

In the first quarter of the year shrimp export earnings grew by 56% compared to the same period in 2015, reaching $27.7 million.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A report from the Central Bank of Honduras states that "... shrimp exports totaled US $27.7 million, US $10 million more in relation to the amount observed up to March in the previous year."

See "Honduras: Regularization of shrimp"

The report indicates that "... because of greater export volume (2.4 million kilos), a result of better aquaculture practices and biosecurity applied by companies to eliminate breakouts of vibriosis which hit production in previous months, despite a reported reduction in price of 18.4%. This product is mostly exported to the US, Mexico and Central America. "

See "Report on Foreign Trade General Merchandise in March 2016" (in spanish).

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