Coffee: Export falls 9% up to 1st Semester 2018

During the first six months of the year, coffee exports from Central American countries totaled $1,948 million, 9% less than what was reported in the same period in 2017.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

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Exports by country
In the first half of 2018, the largest coffee exporter in Central America was Honduras with $830 million, followed by Guatemala with $474 million, Nicaragua with $322 million, Costa Rica with $228 million, El Salvador with $83 million and Panama with $11 million.

Variation in regional imports
Between the first half of 2017 and the same period in 2018, the value exported from the region fell 9%, declining from $2.143 million to $1.948 million.

The year-on-year contraction in sales in the first half of 2018 is partly due to the behavior of exports to the U.S., which fell from $727 million to $656 million.

Price of exports
Largely caused by international grain prices, in the last six years the average price of regional coffee exports has recorded a marked downward trend, from $4.23 per kilo in June 2012 to $3.11 in the same month in 2018.

Destination of exports
I n the first half of the year, 34% of the value exported from Central America went to the U.S., 16% Germany, 15% Belgium, 6% Italy and 4% Japan.

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