At the end of 2014 exports from the industrial sector amounted to $8.389 million representing $382 million less than in 2013, when revenues were $8.771 billion. However, the marketing of medical devices contributed more than $287 million in 2013, offsetting the fall in other areas.
In El Salvador coffee exports have to wait for the incoming government to finalize the appointment of the new executive director of the Salvadoran Coffee Council.
Adding to existing problems in the coffee export sector, which has seen foreign sales decrease by 56% in the fourth month of the year compared to the same period in 2013, the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC) is warning of the possibility that exports of the grain will be further hindered by the process of appointing new management, a job of the incoming government.
The conflict over charging for non intrusive inspections at borders has negatively affected exporters.
In January there were exports for $402.8 million, 16% less than the amount reported in the same month in 2013, when $477.9 million worth of goods was sold abroad, according to the Central Reserve Bank (Banco Central de Reserva).
During the first nine months of 2013, exports totaled $1,9268 billion, while in the same period of 2012 they were $2.0703 billion.
The information was published by the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX), who reported that the volume of foreign sales suffered a decline of 2.1% between January and September, as last year 1,337,991.6 tons was reported and in the same period of 2012 there were 1,366,962.1 tons.
The coffee cycle closed 2012-13 with sales of $650 million less than in the previous cycle.
This was announced by the Coffee Exporters Association of Honduras (Adecafeh). Among the largest Honduran grain buyers are Germany and Belgium, followed by the the U.S., Japan and Korea, said Miguel Pon, Adecafeh's manager.
During the first ten months of the 2012-13 crop, coffee sales fell by 41.4% in currencies and 15.6% in volume.
According to the manager of the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafé), Victor Hugo Molina, coffee exports between October 2012 and July 2013 were $763.8 million, whereas last season revenues were reported of $1,034 million.
During the first six months of 2013 the country sold $2.15 billion abroad, $325.7 million less than in the same period of 2012.
An article Laprensa.hn reports that "the value of coffee exports fell from $1.03 billion to $630.4 million, or $395.8 million less, which is explained by the fall in international which prices went from $206.79 to $140.08 per quintal."
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