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 Emisoras Unidas’ website, “The National Coffee Association (ANACAFE, acronym in Spanish) predicts that by the end of the current growing season, which is next September, local exports will be reduced by up to 8%, with respect to the previous year.”



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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.

Guatemalan coffee sales drop

February 2009

Exports fell 9.3% in the first four months of the coffee season, the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) reported.

El Periodico.com.gt published on its website that "Ester Eskenassy, a market analyst at Anacafe, reported that coffee exports for the October 2008 - January 2009 period totaled 548,936 sacks (60 kilos each), a drop of 9.3% compared to the 605,241 sacks sold in the previous period."

Guatemalan coffee exports will grow 4.43%

August 2008

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.

The president of the National Coffee Association, Christian Rash, said that, based on their projections, the coffee season, which will end on September 30, will close will a production of 4.8 million quintals (the equivalent of 100 lbs or 60 kilograms each) of coffee.

Coffee Exports Drop 11.89%

May 2010

In the current coffee season, started on October 2009, the nine Latin American coffee growing countries exported 11.89% less than the previous year.

Data from Anacafe, Guatemala’s Coffee Association, shows that between October 2009 and April 2010, Latin America exported a combined 13.5 million sacks (60kg), while it sold 15.4 million in the previous season.

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