Guatemalan Coffee Exports Rise by 4.8%
If in fact June exports increased with respect to June 2008, the coffee growing season is still recording a decline of 7.24%.
Friday, July 3, 2009
In June 2008, 486,167 60 kg sacks of Guatemalan coffee were exported, an increase of 4.8% compared to the previous year when 463,678 sacks were exported. However, for the coffee growing season between October 2008 and June 2009, exports fell by 7.24%.
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 fell 9.3% in the first four months of the coffee season, the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) reported.
Coffee exports will increase 4.43% at the close of the coffee season 2007-2008 in comparison with the same period in the previous season.
In the current coffee season, started on October 2009, the nine Latin American coffee growing countries exported 11.89% less than the previous year.
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