Honduran Agribusiness Sector Growing at 12% A Year

Coffee, shrimp, vegetables and fruits are the main products which for the past 15 years have generated increasing export volumes.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

During the period 2012-13 the sector's exports have had even greater momentum, said the Agribusiness Federation of Honduras (FPX). According to Medardo Galindo, manager of the FPX, the increased demand for agricultural products due to new consumer trends in the international market.

Coffee is the item with the highest foreign exchange earnings, having reported revenues since 1998 of $7.6 billion for the 2.7 million metric tons exported. This is followed by products such as melons, shrimp, tilapia, vegetables, and oriental vegetables and fruits, with revenues of $5.5 million and 7.3 million tonnes exported.

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