Maquila: More production in Honduras

Basically explained by the rebound in external demand, the Gross Production Value of the maquiladora industry in the country increased by 3.9% between 2016 and 2017.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

According to the results of the annual survey 2017 directed to the companies of the Industry of Transformation Goods (Maquila) and Related Activities, the Gross Value of Production in the current values of the maquiladora industry increased in 3.9% inter-annually (-0.1% in 2016), basically explained by the rebound in external demand. On the other hand, foreign direct investment in maquila activities increased 21.3%, associated with greater capital contributions for the construction of new textile plants and the expansion of the harness industry, reported the Central Bank of Honduras BCH.

The main products manufactured include textiles and apparel, which represent 75.9% of the total and experienced an increase of 3.0%, its main destination is the United States of America and Central America, regions that concentrate 90.0% of exports.

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