Belize exports increase drastically

Belize's exports this September were up by 23.2%, earning the country $36 million, a third of which was from bananas.

Earning $36 million in exports was an increase this year as last September the country earned $29.2 million.

Banana exports grew steadily from January-September with banana sales rising from $72 million in 2014 to $77 million in 2015 (roughly 7%).

Imports for September 2015 were down marginally from $163.6 million last September to $162.1 million this September. Belize's import bill is more than triple the country's export earnings. Merchandise imports for the nine months from January to October 2015 amounted to $1.5 billion.

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