PRODUCTION

Location of the sugar industry in Guatemala

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Cultivated area

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Comparative table of production

Harvest Season Metric Tons %
2009/10 50,888,103 2,340,853
2010/11 44,525,046 2,048,152 -12.50%
2011/12 54,330,445 2,499,200 22%
2012/13 60,488,610 2,782,476 11%
2013/14 61,012,574 2,806,578 1%
2014/15 64,674,239 2,975,015 6%
2015/16 61,360,957 2,822,604 -5%

These results have enabled the Guatemalan sugar agro-industry located in third place globally in sugar productivity (tonnes / hectare)

% OF PRODUCTION FOR DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION AND EXPORT 2001-02 /2015-16

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EXPORTS

EXPORTS

EXPORTS (in Metric Tons)

Harvest Season 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Chile 166,137 150,936 175,009
Korea 243,723 334,100 118,200 0
United States 98,043 302,979 254,427 275,373
Canada 64,090 91,800 56,365 287,528
Indonesia 11,137 0 43,000 40,860
Peru 3,064 1,850 66,813 52,453
Venezuela 27,500 105,500 93,000 31,404
China 341,218 45,140 322,327 21,021
Taiwan 88,902 77,375 104,079 109,957
Jamaica 23,717 12,958 24,213 40,704
Trinidad & Tobago 31,898 17,073 25,215 30,303
Ghana 68,440 50,700 237,413 62,800
Others 744,557 748,574 820,305 817,988
Total 1,912,426 1,938,985 2,340,366 1,928,316

Percentage of export by Region 2014/15

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These achievements have been reached thanks to the fact that the sugar from Guatemala has:

  • Compliance of the contracts acquired.
  • The quality of the sugar (polarization, Color, moisture, etc.) has met and exceeded world standards.
  • The efficiency of the Terminal’s boarding Expogranel.

POSITIONING OF GUATEMALA IN:

LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

  • 2º.Exporter
  • 4º.Producer

WORLD WIDE

  • 4º.Exporter
  • 3º.Producer per hectare

 

Economy

Economy

The agribusiness sugar Guatemalan represents the 32% of the value total of the export agricultural Guatemalan and 14.46% of the export total of the country. It is the economic sector to more foreign currency generated in our country. During the year 2015, sugar, molasses and alcohol produced an income of one billion of dollars

INCOME of foreign currency by exporting (thousands of US $)

YEAR 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Total of foreign currency export income 6,561,021 6,456,476 6,640,461 6,401,111 4,181,081
Main products 2,665,523 2,672,420 2,687,173 2,668,083 1,716,493
Sugar, molasses and Alcohol 989,326 1,148,415 1,130,637 1,003,600 608,007
Banana 469,910 593,051 660,037 767,768 450,844
Coffee 955,915 713,560 660,381 664,151 508,848
Cardamom 250,372 217,394 236,118 232,564 148,794
Central America 2,447,121 2,146,790 2,535,864 2,464,771 1,590,199
Other products 1,448,377 1,637,265 1,417,424 1,268,257 874,389

The Guatemalan sugar agro-industry, which accounts for about 3% of national GDP, generates 435,000 direct and indirect jobs (22% of the formal jobs in the country according to national survey of employment and earnings, ENEI 1-2015), 31,000 correspond to cane cutters.

COGENERATION OF ELECTRICITY

Of the process of the cane is leverages the bagasse for the cogeneration of the 32.0% of energy electric in time of harvest within the system national interconnected-SNI-that represents 574 MW of power installed.

ALCOHOL

In just three years the Guatemalan sugar agro-industry became the main producer of alcohol originating in Central America, without diminishing its production of sugar since this is made from honey (by-product in the manufacture of sugar) which means that at any time stop making sugar to produce alcohol.

Currently five companies where some Mills participate conduct this process, reaching a production of 269 million liters a year.

This product is exported to Europe and United States