Export of Laboratory Services Grows
In 2011, Guatemala exported laboratories services worth more than $19 million, anticipating that the figure will be close to $25 million at the end of 2012.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Zsolt Gerendas, coordinator of the laboratories commission at the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), indicates that the main analysis work performed by Guatemalan laboratories is on samples of products like food and textiles, for export to the United States.
Accredited laboratories who are part of the AGEXPORT Laboratory Commission, are joining together in the region in order to provide analysis and inspection services.
Nicaragua sold 31.72% more abroad while Guatemala saw 12.8% more exports in 2010 when compared to 2009.
The exporters' association estimates that this year foreign sales will exceed $10 billion.
$109 million worth of seafood goods where sold abroad in 2010, 13% more than 2009, when $96 million were exported.
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