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Identifying a supplier in Guatemala

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

The Manufacturing industry represents 12.6% of the GDP. With the Central American Common Market and the FTAA, Guatemala has at its disposition an advantageous market which it makes good use of.  With the establishment of maquilas ("in-bond" industries), the maquiladoras sector has become one of the most important sectors for the country.
Guatemala also has a considerable and competitive chemical industry.
The other important sectors are: the cosmetic, paper, metal products, construction materials and crystal industries.

In conclusion, the production structure of the Guatemalan market is oligopolistic, which tends to be a handicap for competition but which has the advantage giving the investors a large choice and the country is not dependant on a single sector.

Multi-sector Directories - Guatemala - Directory of companies in Guatemala
Central America Data - Guatemala - Business directory in Guatemala
Deguate - Guatemala's online business directory - Guatemala business directory
Guatemala Business Directory - Dun & Bradstreet - Guatemala business directory
South America Business Directory - Guatemala business directory
Yellow pages - Business directory in Guatemala.

To search directories by industry in Guatemala, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
26 professional associations listed for Guatemala.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
Guatemala Chamber of Commerce (Spanish only)
Contact Your Commercial Representations in Guatemala
Contact the British Embassy in the United Kingdom.


Marketplaces incorporated in the country

To go further, check out our service Online marketplaces.

Find out more about Investment Service Providers in Guatemala on, the Directory for International Trade Service Providers.

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