Honduran coffee growers do not fear the crisis in the United States
In spite of the financial crisis in the United States, the Honduran coffee industry has great expectations for its exports.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Marcial Flores Sosa, manager of the Instituto Hondureño de Café (Ihcafé) [Honduran Institute of Coffee], commented to EL HERALDO the plans and projects in this new harvest.
To date exports have totaled 6.6 million bags (weighing 46 kilos), 35% more than in the same period of the previous harvest when exports amounted to 4.9 million bags.
Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.
At the end of the 2010-2011 harvest, the country exported 5.2 million bags of 48 kilos, 13% more than in the previous 2009-2010 harvest.
Exports of coffee from Honduras have reached a record high of at least $ 568 million.
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