Silkscreen Exports Multiply

Guatemala went from exporting 50,000 screen printed garments to 12 million within 12 years.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Within a month, the textile and clothing sector exports abroad 32 million items, of which 37.5% have graphic prints, said Robert Matheu, president of the Silkscreen Commission from the Clothing and Textiles sector.

Matheu attributes this growth to training and access to technology, according to Prensalibre.com.

The manager said that textile companies will participate in the ‘Apparel Sourcing Show’ textile fair to be held from 22 to 24 May at the Tikal Futura Hotel in Guatemala City.

This fair is expected to be visited by some 4,500 people who will see 200 stands exhibiting textiles, machinery and shoes.



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Costa Rica: Exports Grew by 5.8% from January to June

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Sales of goods and services outside of Costa Rica have exceeded $4000 million.

Microprocessors, pineapples, bananas, coffee and transfusion and infusion equipment were the four leading export products, in that order, in the first half of the year.

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The most significant growth was El Salvador with 68.3% and Honduras with 56.9%, followed by Nicaragua and Guatemala with 40.7% and 27.2% respectively.

Costa Rica showed a recovery with respect to 2009, yet the situation was negative (-12.5%) for the period between January to October 2010.

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