Honduras has record export of coffee
Honduras exported a record amount of coffee, 4.5 million sack (46 kilograms each), during the harvest that started on October 1, 2007.
Monday, September 22, 2008
"We are closing with more than 4.5 million sacks. This is almost 200 thousand sacks more than our projections and earnings are going to be over US$600 million," the president of the Central Coffee Cooperatives (CCC), Dagoberto Suazo, stated.
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.
Despite the financial crisis, the coffee sector is estimating more than $500 million in foreign exchange this year
The 9 coffee exporting countries of the Arabian coffee exported close to 27 million sacks of coffee at 60 kilos each.
Exports of coffee from Honduras have reached a record high of at least $ 568 million.
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