Coffee harvest in Nicaragua shrinks

Farmers estimate a drop for this coffee cycle of between 30% and 50% depending on the zones.

Thursday, January 29, 2009 reports: "Problems with the ripening of the coffee due to lack of rain have caused a big reduction in the harvest of the grain, which will result in a decrease of between 80 to 100 million dollars, farmers confirmed. Last years harvesting totaled 2 million quintals."

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Nicaraguan Coffee Harvest Numbers

October 2015

Foreign sales have already surpassed the $400 million mark with estimated total export volume reaching 2.5 million hundredweight.

The president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), Joseph Adam Aguerri said 2015 has been a good year for Nicaraguan coffee, overcoming the negative effects of drought and rust.

Coffee Harvest Close to 2.2 million Quintals

April 2012

The Nicaraguan coffee harvest of 2011-2012, has reached the target set by the National Production Plan.

Official closing data points to 2.2 million quintals surpassing the 2.15 million expected despite the losses suffered by the sector due to adverse weather conditions, said Juan Ramón Obregón, executive secretary of the National Coffee Council (CONACAFE).

Coffee to Contribute $450 million to Nicaragua

January 2012

Despite problems with the current crop harvest, about 2 million quintals of coffee are expected to be picked.

According to a press release:

Despite problems experienced in the current coffee crop, Amilcar Navarro, producer of the grain, said they expect to collect about 2 million quintals of coffee, which, thanks to the international price of this product, will generate over $450 million in revenue.

El Salvador: $50 Million Sold in Coffee Futures

October 2009

From the current coffee season, which spans from October 2009 to September 2010, 21% has already been sold.

350.000 quintals have already been traded at an average price of $145, ensuring exports for $50 million, reported the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC).

"Tomás Bonilla heads the Department of Exports of CSC.

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