El Salvador Raises Coffee Forecasts

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.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

With this new forecast, production would increase 17% in comparison to the previous cycle.

"Good growth conditions are appearing at times when global demand for quality coffee is raising, as Colombia - one of the largest coffee producers of the world - is facing shortages due to adverse climate and a coffee plantation renewal program", reported newspaper La Prensa Gráfica in its website.

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Guatemala: Coffee Crop to Go Down by 6%

February 2012

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.

Ricardo Villanueva, president of the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) said that predictions of a reduced harvest are based on the expected effects of climate change, such as virulent attacks of diseases in the plantations.

Guatemala: Record Coffee Sales

September 2011

Foreign exchange earnings from exports of the aromatic 2010-11 crop will total $1,100 million.

The $1,100 million figure, represents a 59% increase compared to the 2009-10 harvest ($ 691.4 million), according to the National Coffee Association (Anacafe).

The record revenues are the result of the excellent prices which coffee reached during the 2010/2011 production, an average of $289 per quintal.

Costa Rica Expects 15% Drop in Coffee Harvest

January 2011

During current 2010-11 about 1.9 million bushels (46 kilos each) are expected to be harvested, 15% less than last season.

Industry sources said that decline in production is due to the impact of heavy rains which affected crops last year.

The chief executive of the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (Icafe), Ronald Peters, "...

Guatemala: Increase in Coffee Production Projected

November 2015

Grain production is expected to increase from the 3.8 million in the 2014/15 harvest to 4.1 million in the current season.

The union of coffee producers anticipates better results for the 2015/16 harvest, despite the fall in international prices and the negative impact still being caused by the rust problem.

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