Production of Ornamental Plants Increases in Guatemala

The Guatemalan industry of ornamental plants, flowers and foliage in Guatemala is growing at an annual rhythm of 10%.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

This sector, that generates annual incomes close to $100 million, groups more than 125 companies that produce and export nearly 80 species and 200 varieties of ornamental plants, foliage and flowers, indicated the director of the ornamental plants commission of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), Briggitte Obrock.

"The board of directors of the commission indicated that the major buyer of the production is Holland, which buys 43%. Then comes the United States, with 32%, while the remaining 25% is distributed between Germany, Japan, Italy, Denmark and other countries.", published Sigloxxi.com.



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125 companies are engaged in the production and export of ornamental plants, flowers and foliage, generating more than $86 million in revenue in 2014 alone.

Companies in this sector plan expect to close 2015 with an increase of 5% in exports of ornamental plants compared to 2014, although the European market has yet to regain the levels of imports of plants and flowers it had before the crisis that erupted in 2009.

Guatemala Exports $6.2 million in Ornamentals

April 2013

In the month of January, the sector of ornamental plants, foliage and flowers generated $6.2 million in foreign exchange, which is an increase of 6.9% compared to the same period in 2012, when they totaled $5.8 million.

According to data from the Bank of Guatemala (Banguat), this segment makes up one of the top 25 export products, and is recovering after the economic crisis of 2009.

Good Year for Ornamental Plants in Guatemala

January 2013

Foreign sales of flowers, foliage and ornamental plants increased by 8% in 2012, totaling $81 million, which is $8 million more than last year.

The sector projected for this year an increase of 6.2% in exports. "Businessmen and producers see that it is necessary to promote growth of the sector and view the crisis in European countries as an opportunity", said Brigitte Obrock, coordinator of the commission of Ornamental Foliage and flowers at Agexport.

Exports of Ornamental Plants Increases

February 2012

In Guatemala shipments abroad rose 9% in 2011, bringing revenues of $30.5 million, $3.4 million more than last year.

The Committee of Ornamental Plants, Foliage and Flowers of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport) reported that up to December 2011 the sector's exports increased by 3% to Europe and the United States and 6% to Central America, and in total recorded 9% growth compared to 2010.

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