Coffee production in Costa Rica drops
The lack of labor, the reduction of the plantations and the high price of fertilizers are some of the causes.
Friday, September 5, 2008
At one month before the close of the 2007-2008 Harvest, Costa Rican "gold" or coffee exports were stuck at a little more than 1.37 million 60-kilo sacks, while in Guatemala sales in July were at a record 4 million sacks, according to a publication in the La Republica daily news.
During current 2010-11 about 1.9 million bushels (46 kilos each) are expected to be harvested, 15% less than last season.
Producers estimate that the 2012-2013 coffee harvest will be reduced by 6%, being about 4.5 million quintals, instead of the 4.8 million quintals previously projected.
The National Association of the Coffe Industry increased their production estimates for the 2009-2010 harvest, from 3.5 to to 3.85 million 60-kilogram sacks.
In October 2012 80,771 bags of coffee weighing 60 kilos were exported compared to 129,471 bags in the same month in 2012.
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