Import of capital goods decrease in Guatemala

According to figures from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), there were $1.56 billion in import of capital goods.

Monday, November 17, 2008

This figure $31.2 million (-2%) lower than the $1.6 billion acquired for the same period in 2007.

During the same period last year, import of this type of articles had grown 11.5% compared the previous year, even though it was less than the 21.5% growth in 2006.

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Guatemala: Imports of Capital Goods Grow

October 2011

Compared to the same period in 2010, imports of machinery and equipment in the first 7 months of 2011, have increased by 14%.

According to the Bank of Guatemala, companies acquired $186 million worth of capital assets.

"An analyst at Central American Business Intelligence (CABI), Paulo De León, believes that this demonstrates the existence of dynamic sectors in the economy that are investing, producing and creating jobs, despite the odds", reported

Guatemala: Capital Goods Imports Grow by 23%

August 2011

From January to June, imports of machinery and equipment totaled $1,250 million, 23.2% higher than in the same period in 2010.

According to the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), total imports from January to June of 2010 were $1.015 million. The food and beverage sector is the fastest growing.

Capital Good Investment Increases in Guatemala

October 2010

Capital goods imports (machinery and equipment) increased 15.4% in the first 7 months compared to the same period of 2009.

According to statistics from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat) the purchase of machinery for the agricultural sector, textiles and telecommunications reached $ 1,232 million compared to $ 1,068 million in 2009.

Guatemala: Capital Goods Imports Decrease

April 2009

In January 2009, capital goods imports decreased by 29.3% over the same period the previous year.

During the first month of 2009, there were $ 43.8 million in capital goods imports registered, while there were $203.5 million imported during the same month last year.

An article in detailed the situation: "Just in the import of machinery and industry equipment, telecommunications and construction, the decline was 29%; for transportation it was 33.2% and 13.9% for agriculture, according to Banguat."

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