Special Salvadoran coffee exports grow 28%

High quality coffee generated $79.4 million in exports during the 2007-2008 harvest, a total of 2.1 million quintals.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

According to news reports from elsalvador.com "Expectations for the 2008-2009 harvest is that special coffee exports will grow 30%, since as of December 31 thousand quintals compared to 118 thousand quintals of commercial coffee had been sold, reported Luis Rodriguez of the CSC."



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Salvadoran coffee closes harvest with record earnings

October 2008

El Salvador ended the 2007-2008 coffee harvest with exports of 1.9 million quintals worth $253.3 million

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.
The sales figure for the 2007-2008 coffee harvest, which ended on September 30, is the biggest reported since the 2002-2003 harvest, when exports were 1.7 million quintals (46 kg each) or $105.5 million in earnings.

Salvadoran Coffee Exports for $101.4 Million

April 2009

With an average price of $130.82 per quintal, the first six months of the 2008-2009 coffee year have left an accumulation of $101.4 million.

The value achieved per quintal ($130.82) in this coffee year that began last October is higher when compared to last year when it reached $127.47, according to the Salvadoran Coffee Council.

El Salvador Sold Half of its Coffee Harvest

February 2010

Up to date, the country has secured the sale of 795.000 quintals of coffee from the 2009/10 harvest, netting $116,5 million.

From these, 304.000 quintals have already been shipped at a $39/quintal price, according to data from the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC).

“Tomás Bonilla, head of the exports department at CSC, explained that this harvest has been better than the previous one.

Coffee Exports Affected by Delays in Harvest

December 2009

November 2009 exports where 55.6% less than the same period of 2008.

In November 2009, the country sold 13.960 coffee quintals, a sharp drop when compared to same period of 2008, when 31.457 were sold, according data from the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC).

"15.7% of the coffee exported in October-November 2009 corresponds to specialty coffees, while the remaining 84.3% is commercial and inferior coffees", reports Laprensagrafica.com.

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