In May, Costa Rica's exports fell by 16.5% and Guatemala's by 4.3%.
Costa Rica exported 148,134 60-kilogram bags and Guatemala 469,001 60 kilogram-bags, according to data from the Costa Rican Coffee Institute (ICAFE) and the Guatemalan National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) respectively.
During the first three months of the 2008-2009 harvest, exports were 12.79% less than for the same period in 2007-2008.
According to prensalibre.com "Esther Eskensay, an analyst for the National Coffee Association Market (Anacafe), reported that since last October, when the 2008-2009 harvest started, 282,206 sacks (60 kilos) of coffee were exported."
Exports in June were 400,100 bags of 60 kilos each, 17.2% below the same period last year.
According to information supplied by the Guatemalan National Coffee Association (Anacafé), in June 2009 total coffee exports were 483,283 bags.
The Anacafé report states that total exports from the current harvest (October 2009 – June 2010) are 2.72 million bags, 0.08% below the 2.74 million bags exported in the same period of the previous harvest.
The combined exports of the 2009-10 harvests for the nine countries in Latin America have fallen 10.15%.
Total exports from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru were 21,768,415 sacks weighing 60kg each according to Guatemala's National Coffee Association (Anacafé).
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