Guatemalan Food Exports Grow 29%
In the first three months Guatemalan food exports and nonalcoholic beverages totaled $240.4 million, $54.5 million more than in the same period of 2011.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The food sector, which in the past ten years has maintained sustained growth in exports, went from exporting $50 million to $800 million in 2011.
The industry presented a 5-year strategic plan, which aims to increase exports to $3 billion per year.
In the last two years Guatemala has doubled its exports of biscuits, sweets, chewing gum, confectionery, and preparations for soup and drinks going to the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.
In 2014 imports of food preparations totalled $115 million, which is an increase of 22% compared to 2013.
From 5 to 9 October 18 companies from the food and drinks export sector of Guatemala will be taking part in Anuga to be held in Germany.
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