Strengthens the Guatemalan agricultural sector and gives impetus to new markets

Published Apr 27, 2022

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After the pandemic, the AGRITRADE, Expo & Conference platform will celebrate its 20th edition in May, presenting the best exportable offer from Guatemala and the region, promoting agricultural development and increasing exports. On this occasion, recognition will be given to Agricultural Innovation and new businesses will be promoted in new market options, thus consolidating the sector as the most productive for exports.

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The Guatemalan agricultural sector has managed to consolidate itself, in the last year, as the first export sector in Guatemala, currently generating around 2.3 million jobs throughout the country. Among its main trading partners we can mention the United States, Canada, Honduras, Costa Rica and El Salvador, among others. According to the latest figures from the Bank of Guatemala, regarding non-traditional agricultural products, it stands out that fruits have grown by 7%, especially in papaya, lemons, mangosteen, banana, pineapple, berries, avocado, melon and watermelons; reflecting an export amount of US$307 million, followed by peas and vegetables with US$270 million. On the other hand, diverse products represented US$192 million, ornamental plants US$143 million and mangoes represented US$10 million. “The AGRITRADE, Expo & Conference platform continues to be the most important fair in the region that promotes agricultural development and the increase in exports. This year we ...
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