The Coordiantor Minister of the Production Richard Espinosa stated that the first factory is part of a total investment of $ 18 million that the alliance has scheduled throughout the year.
According to the Ministry of State, Ecuador produces 100 tonnes of chocolate, of which 40% comes from the Ecuadorian brand”República del Cacao.”
According to Espinosa, with the installed equipment will be able multiply by 10 the production of chocolate and even reach 1,000 tonnes.
“It is clear that we are inside the scope of what we call the change of matrix production, diversifying production, markets, increasing the productivity, exports, the quality, and gradually replace imports,” he said.
This export would represent to Ecuador $ 10 to $ 15 million per year.