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Guatemala is the most populous of the Central American countries with a GDP per capita roughly one-half that of the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The agricultural sector accounts for about one-tenth of GDP and half of the labor force; key agricultural exports include coffee, sugar, and bananas. The 1996 peace accords, which ended 36 years of civil war, removed a major obstacle to foreign investment, and since then Guatemala has pursued important reforms and macroeconomic stabilization. The Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) entered into force in July 2006 spurring increased investment an...  More..

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Economy of Guatemala
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency Quetzal
Fiscal Year 01 January - 31 December
GDP (PPP) $69.21 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $5,200 (2009 est.)
Exports $6.768 billion (2009 est.)
Imports $10.91 billion (2009 est.)
Main Industries Sugar, Textiles and Clothing, Furniture, Chemicals, Petroleum, Metals, Rubber, Tourism
Exports - Commodities Coffee, Sugar, Petroleum, Apparel, Bananas, Fruits and Vegetables, Cardamom
Imports - Commodities Fuels, Machinery and Transport Equipment, Construction Materials, Grain, Fertilizers, Electricity
Exports Partners US 39.4%, El Salvador 12.6%, Honduras 9.5%, Mexico 6.6%, Nicaragua 4.2%, Costa Rica 4.1% (2008)
Imports Partners US 37.1%, Mexico 9.8%, China 5.8%, El Salvador 4.8% (2008)

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