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.
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.
Labels including the list of ingredients on food and beverage products are now the second most important factor in purchasing decisions of consumers in Europe, after the price.
Exporters are implementing techniques to elaborate low-fat, low in sugar products that do not contain artificial colors, because consumers in the U.S., Europe and Central America are more inclined to buy healthy products.
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