Drop in Guatemalan Coffee Exports
In the 2009-2010 coffee season, which ended September 30th, 4.45 million quintals were exported.
Friday, October 1, 2010
For next harvest (2010-2011), farmers estimate exports for 4.7 million quintals.
As of August exports totaled 1,322,330 qq., 39.6% less than in the same period last year when they reached 2,190,691 qq., according to information from the Salvadoran Coffee Council.
Bad weather has affected producers in the Pacific coast, some of which are not complying with contracts due to lack of the bean.
In the first 11 months of the current coffee harvesting season, 1.28 million hunderedweight was exported, 25% less than in the same period of the previous season.
Exports in June were 400,100 bags of 60 kilos each, 17.2% below the same period last year.
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