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

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