Nicaragua Exports Yucca to Honduras

Dinant Corporation began buying yucca from rural producers in the Leon municipality.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

On their website, Nuevo Diario states: “The first container was sent last Monday with 360 quintals of peeled and refrigerated yucca to DINANT Corporation in Honduras, dedicated to making chips. The established contract with this corporation is a product of the support provided by Cuenta Reto del Milenio (CRM), Nicaragua, to the yucca producers in Leon, in the search and consolidation of better markets.”

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July 2012

In order to contain the rise in local prices of onions, Nicaragua's government has authorized the importation of up to 60 million quintals from Guatemala.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Nicaragua has approved the acquisition of 60 million pounds of yellow onions from Guatemala because of the scarcity of the vegetable.

China's Foreign Trade in Central America

June 2012

In 2010 imports from China to countries in the region totaled more than $7.1 billion, while exports to the Asian country totaled $1.87 billion.

Central American countries do not have the wealth of minerals such as copper, iron, or oil comparable to that of South America, however, the seven economies together constitute sizeable market for Chinese goods: in 2010, the entire region imported Chinese goods worth $7.10 billion.

Trade between Guatemala and Honduras Recovers

August 2010

In the first half of the year both Guatemala's exports and imports showed growth.

According to Guatemala's central bank (Banguat), exports increased 8.1%. Meanwhile as of June this year imports already totaled $150 million compared with $262 for the whole of 2009.

"These figures from Banguat suggest that in the first half of 2009 there was a drop in imports and exports between Guatemala and Honduras, probably caused by the world economic crisis, more than the Honduran political situation and military coup staged on 28 June 2009," reports

Costa Rica Prohibits Entry of Onions from Guatemala

June 2009

The restriction on imports of the product imposed by Costa Rica means losses of more than $1 million for farmers.

The representative of the onion producing community of Quiche and Huehuetenango, Nicolás Méndez, who denounced the situation to the Ministry of the Economy of Guatemala, “informed them that a number of their Costa Rican clients have told them that they can’t send their product anymore, due to restrictions imposed by the authorities of that country,” according to

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