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LatinNews Daily - 22 July 2021

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In brief: Honduras’s trade deficit expands

* Honduras’ central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show the country’s exports totalled US$2.17bn in the first five months of 2021, up 12.1% on the same period in 2020, while imports totalled US$4.92bn, up 37.8%. This leaves a trade deficit of US$2.75bn, up 68.4% on the same period in 2020. According to the same figures, agro-industrial exports accounted for 56.4% of total exports, up 12.78% on the same period in 2020 followed by manufacturing (23.5%, up 48.5%), agriculture (14.6%, up 29.2%) and mining (5.5%, up 99.8%).