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.
In the first month of current crop harvest, exports fell by 15.84% over the same period of the previous year.
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.
The combined exports of the 9 Latin American exporting countries have increased by 23.17% over the first four months of the current crop.
Joint exports of all 9 Latin American coffee producers, excluding Brazil, increased 19.27% over the past five months.
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