Maquila Boosts Exports from El Salvador

In January 2013 maquila exports totalled $81.5 million, 16.5% higher than that recorded in the same month of 2012.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A statement from the Central Reserve Bank of El Salvador reads:

Exports of El Salvador: U.S. $478.0 million in January 2013

In January 2013, exports from El Salvador reached $478.0 million, up from the $29.3 million recorded in the same month of 2012, an increase of 6.5% annually.

Of this total, 91.4% of exports went to the United States and Central America.

Traditional exports amounted to $76.2 million in January 2013. $28.2 million worth was exported, or $11.8 million less than the previous year, because the price per quintal of coffee fell by 24.1%, from $233.58 in January 2012 to $177.25 in 2013 and export volumes reduced by 12,000 quintals. The good performance of the sugar industry, which exported $47.9 million, helped offset the decline in coffee exports.



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Honduras: Maquila Exports up to the Second Quarter of 2017

August 2017

Exports of goods for processing in the first half of 2017 totaled $1,992 million, of which $1,624 million corresponded to the textile industry.

From the report "Foreign trade of goods for transformation up to the second quarter of 2017" by the Central Bank:

Honduras: $1.946 billion in Maquila Exports

September 2014

80% of the volume exported by the Honduran maquila sector in the first half of 2014 corresponds to textiles, 15% to harnesses, and the remaining 5% to other goods.

A report by the Central Bank of Honduras (BCH) specifies that when comparing the figure for the first half of this year with the same period of 2013, "... A slight increase of $8.2 million is observed. "

Salvadoran Textile Exports Rebound

October 2011

In the first eight months of the year maquila exports reported an increase in volume of 22.3% and 10.9% in value.

Data from the Central Reserve Bank shows that total exports reached $822.4 million up to August 2011.

"The executive director of the Chamber of the Textiles, Clothing and Free Zones (CAMTEX), Patricia Figueroa, said exports this year have already surpassed the levels recorded in 2008, which was considered to be an excellent year for the sector.

Salvadoran Textile Exports Up 21%

June 2010

Between January and April 2010 the country exported 21% more than in the same period of 2009.

A report from CAMTEX, the Chamber of Apparel and Textile Industries, detailed that in April 2010, Salvadoran exporters sold 20% than in the same month of 2009.

“Exports bound for Central America increased in $2.1 million”, reported the Central Bank of El Salvador (BCR), adding that exporting companies have recovered 4.336 jobs in these four months.

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