Guatemalan coffee sales drop
Exports fell 9.3% in the first four months of the coffee season, the National Coffee Association (Anacafe) reported.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
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."
The 9 coffee exporting countries of the Arabian coffee exported close to 27 million sacks of coffee at 60 kilos each.
According to the National Coffee Association (ANACAFE) exports for the month of August were at a total of 301,363 sacks (60 kilos each).
Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.
In 2009-2010 coffee exports as a whole for the nine AL producing countries fell 9.5% over the previous harvest.
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