Nicaragua: Exports to Europe Recover

In the first half of the year exports to European countries totaled $223 million, 46% more than in the same period in 2016.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Italy and France were the main destinations of goods that Nicaragua exported between January and June of this year.  Gold coffee, shrimp, mangoes, cakes, okra, rum, cacao, sugar cane and leather footwear are the main export products. 

See "Nicaragua: Exports Up 33%"

According to data from the Central Bank, "... the country's export balance to Europe last year was $221.38 million, down from $247.42 million the year before."

Guillermo Jacoby, president of APEN, explained to that "... the challenge will continue to be to export value-added products, a target that has been raised for the next twenty years, where the aim is that at least sixty percent of what is shipped abroad has a degree of sophistication."This will allow Nicaragua to have sustainable growth of seven percent over five years and change the export matrix with processed products."

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Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN), said the purchase contracts are for okra, watermelon, ginger and dragon fruit.

"He stressed that those 4.2 million are in addition to what is planned to be exported this year (about 2.200 million dollars) and it also opens new markets," reported

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"Last year, this fair generated business for $26.3 million, $10 million more than the 2007 edition", reported local newspaper La Prensa.

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