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.

In the past five years the industry’s average growth was 18%

"Francisco Jose Menendez, chairman of the Food Commission, told" ... that growth is the result of a lot of effort, in particular in an awareness of the importance of innovation, quality and value-added end product. And undoubtedly, in the value added that Guatemala has given to its agricultural production positioning itself in international markets. "

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