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Central America slows pace of fruit exports

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Central American fruit exports reached an FOB value of $20.4 billion during the first eight months of 2012, with a 7.3 percent annual variation, lower to the one registered in the January-August period of 2011, which was of 21 percent.

The product groups classified by the Central American Tariff System that most contributed to the dynamism of exports, representing 48.1 percent of the total, were edible fruits and nuts; citrus peel; melons or watermelons and sugars.

The main destinations for the region's exports during the first eight months of 2012 were: United States, with 32. percent, Central America, with 24 percent, Europe, with 15 percent and Mexico, with 3 percent.

Source: Fresh Plaza