Coffee Exports Decrease in Costa Rica and Guatemala

In May, Costa Rica's exports fell by 16.5% and Guatemala's by 4.3%.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Costa Rica exported 148,134 60-kilogram bags and Guatemala 469,001 60 kilogram-bags, according to data from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Guatemalan National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) respectively.

Mica Rosenberg wrote in his article for Reuters Latin America: "Cumulative exports from the harvest of October to May in Costa Rica fell by 9.7% to 1.04 million 60-kilogram bags with respect to the previous harvest, while they also fell in Guatemala by 9.5% to 2.27 million bags."

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Guatemalan Coffee Exports Fall

November 2010

In the first month of current crop harvest, exports fell by 15.84% over the same period of the previous year.

Last October foreign sales totaled 70,028 bags (60 kilo bags), 15.84% less than the 83,211 bags exported in October 2009, according to the National Coffee Association (Anacafe).

Coffee Exports Down by 7.93%

May 2009

During the first seven months of the coffee year, nine Latin American coffee producers have exported a total of 15.5 million 60-kilogram bags.

For the same period last year, exports were 16.8 million 60-kilogram bags. published: "The most drastic drop suffered by the group of Latin American countries was recorded last April, when exports fell by 18.25% overall compared to the same month of the previous coffee year."

Latin American Coffee Exports Up 23%

February 2011

The combined exports of the 9 Latin American exporting countries have increased by 23.17% over the first four months of the current crop.

Between October 2010 and January 2011, exports from Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic totaled 7.901.259 60 kilos coffee bags.

Coffee Exports Up 19% in Latin America

March 2011

Joint exports of all 9 Latin American coffee producers, excluding Brazil, increased 19.27% over the past five months.

Between October 2010 and February 2011 exports from Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru and Colombia, totaled 10 million 420 thousand 181 bags, 19.27% more than over the same period during the previous coffee harvest, according to the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) of Guatemala.

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