Guatemala: Food Processing Ingredients

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Guatemala is one of the top food processing countries in Central America; meats and bakery and dairy products continue to lead the domestic food processing sector. U.S. suppliers have good opportunities to export bulk, intermediate, and consumer-oriented products that can be used as ingredients for further processing. After two years of Covid-19, Guatemalans have changed some of their consumer habits and preferences. They are cooking more at home, increasingly use social media platforms to purchase products, and seek healthier food and beverage options. In 2021, Guatemala imported $636.9 million of U.S. consumer-oriented food and agricultural products.

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