Salvadoran coffee closes harvest with record earnings
El Salvador ended the 2007-2008 coffee harvest with exports of 1.9 million quintals worth $253.3 million
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
These are the best figures that the country has had in the last six seasons, Ricardo Espitia, executive director of the Salvadoran Coffee Council, reported yesterday.
El Salvador is getting ready to close the 2007-2008 coffee season with the best figure of the last quinquennium in terms of export volume and income earnings.
Earnings from coffee exports rose 14% in El Salvador during August 2008
Exports of coffee from Honduras have reached a record high of at least $ 568 million.
El Salvador's coffee producers hope to open new markets in Europe for high-quality coffee under the trade association now under negotiation between Brussels and Central America.
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