Guatemala Now World’s Fifth-Largest Coffee Exporter

In the list of the world’s largest coffee exporting nations, Guatemala now stands fifth, after Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia and Indonesia.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Ricardo Villanueva, president of the Guatemalan Coffee Association (Anacafe), argued that a coffee growing competitiveness plan, implemented in 2000, has been crucial in developing the industry.

“48% of the country’s coffee exports are headed for the United States, 25% for Europe and 16% for Japan”, reported

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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.

$1,000 million in Guatemalan Coffee

July 2011

Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.

A 17% increase in export of the harvest which begins in August and ends in October 2012, is expected by the National Coffee Association (Anacafe).

If these estimates are met it would mean that for the first time Guatemala will export the equivalent of $1,000 million worth in bags of coffee, a figure which could be achieved partly thanks to high grain prices that currently prevail internationally.

Latin American Coffee Exports Down 11%

June 2010

In the first eight months of the current coffee harvest, Latin America’s 9 producing countries exported 10.8% less than the same period of the previous one.

In this period, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru sold 15.9 million sacks of 60kg, according to data from Guatemala’s Coffee Association (Anacafé).

Guatemala: world's fifth coffee exporter

August 2008

Guatemala now corners 4.1% of world coffee exports and is the fifth exporter in the world. These figures reflect the current coffee year (October 2007-June 2008).

The National Association of Coffee (Anacafé) indicated that in the last three years, the Guatemalan producers have achieved that position thanks to the increase of their exports, which have hovered between 5.5 and 4.1 percent of global exports.

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