Official data reveal a 20 percent increase in trade last January, compared to the same period of 2021, valued at almost 600 million dollars in the general regime and free trade zone, and point out how agricultural goods represent about 43 percent of the total.
In this sense, the products with the highest indicators in the foreign market are gold coffee, whose growth exceeded 65 million dollars; beef, which showed 57 million dollars in profits, and cheeses with amounts above 13 million dollars.
The Nicaraguan Minister of Agriculture mentioned live plants among the inputs incorporated for the first time to the country’s export basket and confirmed the United States, Central American nations, Mexico and the European Union as the main destinations.
According to the official, the programs of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) government in the area also include the development of fine cocoa, highly demanded on the international scene for its quality, and the increase in the areas of cultivation of this item.
The official recalled that in the 15 years under the administration headed by President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo, the bean yield increased from 400 kilo per acre in 2007 to 1200 kilo currently in those areas.