Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Guatemalan Exports Total $1.166 Billion in First Quarter

Guatemalan exports to the international market generated about $1.166 billion in the first quarter of 2009 according to data from Banguat.

This figure is U.S. $46 million higher than for the same period in 2008, when exports generated U.S. $1.120 billion.

Traditional products, coffee, sugar, bananas, and cardamom, produced from January to March accounted for U.S. $501 million.

The remaining foreign exchange, U.S. $665 million, was generated by non-traditional products such as clothing, food, and chemicals.

During 2008 Guatemalan exports totalled more than U.S. $4.9 billion.

Source: Banco de Guatemala http://www.banguat.gob.gt/

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