Guatemala: world's fifth coffee exporter
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).
Friday, August 1, 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.
Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.
According to the National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) exports for the month of August were at a total of 301,363 sacks (60 kilos each).
Exports of coffee from El Salvador rose by 29 percent in May, compared with the same period in 2007.
The 9 coffee exporting countries of the Arabian coffee exported close to 27 million sacks of coffee at 60 kilos each.
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