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.

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$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.

Guatemalan coffee exports fall by 14%

September 2008

According to the National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) exports for the month of August were at a total of 301,363 sacks (60 kilos each).

This figure represents a reduction of 48,294 sacks less than the same month last year, when exports reached 349,657 quintals.
Nonetheless, accumulated exports so far (up to August) for this coffee season which started in October 2007 grew by 4.3% in relation to the same period from the previous season.

El Salvador's coffee exports increase

June 2008

Exports of coffee from El Salvador rose by 29 percent in May, compared with the same period in 2007.

Revenues increased by 46 percent, reflecting higher world prices, the El Salvador Coffee Board said.
In May of this year El Salvador exported 241,060 quintals of coffee, compared with 187,298 quintals last year. A quintal is equivalent to about 46 kilograms or about 100 pounds.

Coffee export in Latin America grew 2.6%

September 2008

The 9 coffee exporting countries of the Arabian coffee exported close to 27 million sacks of coffee at 60 kilos each.

The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafe), reported that the coffee exporting countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the Dominican Republic) registered an increase orf 2.6% in exports during the current harvest (Oct.

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