New Chocolate Factory in Honduras

The new 720 square meter industrial plant is located at kilometer 93 of the international highway from San Pedro Sula to La Entrada and required a $2 million investment.

Monday, February 25, 2019

The company reported that the new plant will manufacture 18 varieties of XOL brand gourmet chocolate, which will be exported to markets in Europe and America.

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The Presidency statement explains that the new plant is owned by "... the Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera San Antonio Limitada (Coagricsal), which for now sells its products in the markets of Holland, France and Chile."

Also see "Candy and Chocolates: Imports up to June increase 3%"

Regarding chocolate purchases in the region, reports from CentralAmericaData detail that in the first half of 2018 the main buyer of candies and chocolates in Central America was Guatemala with $37 million, followed by Costa Rica with $34 million, Panama with $30 million, Honduras with $29 million, El Salvador with $20 million and Nicaragua with $17 million.

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