Maquila Exports Down 17% in Honduras

$743.1 million were exported in the first quarter of this year, 17.2% less than the same period of 2008.

Monday, July 20, 2009

United States became the main destination this quarter, purchasing $585.1 million.

From Elheraldo.com: "Top exported goods to the U.S. where ladies undergarment, t-shirts, trousers, harnesses, surgical gowns and overalls, shorts, socks, sweatshirts, gloves, children's clothing and electrical and automotive parts."



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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: Textile Industry to Grow 10%

February 2017

The union of maquila companies estimates that this year exports will grow 10% compared to 2016, reaching $4.5 billion, driven by increased demand in the United States.

According to the Honduran Maquiladora Association (AHM), in 2016 exports of textiles and clothing were worth close to $4.1 billion, and this year it is hoped the figure will go up to $4.5 billion.

New Holland Apparel expands in Nicaragua

October 2010

The apparel company expanded its facilities located in Zona Franca, Astro Nicaragua.

The company, which began operating in the country in 2006, currently employs 1,600 people.

Robert Neff, CEO of New Holland Apparel of Nicaragua, told El Nuevo Diario that "next year we will produce sportswear for a new client, Adidas / Reedbok."

Honduran Maquila Exported $800 Million

August 2009

From January to July, the textile industry exported $800 million, in spite of the global economic crisis.

Guillermo Matamoros, textile businessman, informed that the industry employs 110.000 people.

Further comments by the entrepreneur were published in honduran newspaper La Prensa: "It is said that a recovery for the U.S.

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