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Agricultural exports from Honduras to U.S. increase

Agricultural exports from Honduras to the United States continue to increase, with tropical fruits playing a large role.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) specialist, Ana Gomez, told Hondudiario, a Honduran news agency, that agricultural exports have increased in recent years from $600 million to $900 million and noted that Honduras exports more agricultural products to the U.S. than the U.S. exports to Honduras.

Gomez highlighted the fact that fresh fruits and vegetables are in high demand, and among them the melon and rambutan are fast risers.

According to data published by The Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC), in 2017 Honduras exported $9 billion worth of goods with the U.S. importing $4.86 billion worth of that. In 2017 bananas were their top exported fruit with a value of $293 million followed by melons at $191 million, among other commodities.

The U.S. was the main importer of both of these commodities, taking in $256 million in bananas (88%) and $128 million in melons (67%).

Marco Campos is Media Coordinator, Latin America for Blue Book Services