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 Prensalibre.com" ... 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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International Fair for Food and Beverages Announced

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In Guatemala producers and distributors of food and drinks are invited to be part of the group of companies participating in Expo ANTAD 2015, an event to be held in Mexico.

From a statement issued by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT):

The Department of Trade Promotion at AGEXPORT is inviting companies in the food and beverage sector to participate, on 18 to 20 March, in the leading event in Latin America for the retail sector, ANTAD Expo 2015 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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