Trade between Guatemala and Honduras Recovers

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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

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

Fanny D. Estrada from the Guatemalan Exporters’ Association (AGEXPORT) explains that overall exports in the whole region have recovered.

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Guatemalan Foreign Trade Falls in March

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According to data from Banguat, exports fell by 1.2% and imports by 24.7% when compared to same period in 2008.

In March 2009, total exports were $1.855 billion, and the total amount was $ 2.63 billion.

Leonel Díaz wrote in "According to Banguat, the main export products (bananas, coffee, sugar and cardamom) increased by 28.2%, but they were outweighed by a decline of US $36.9 million (-6.8%) in exports to Central America and the rest of the world."

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