Guatemalan coffee exports will decrease by 9%

The National Coffee Association of Guatemala estimates that they will export 9% less for the 2008/09 harvest compared to the previous harvest.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The main reason cited by ANACAFE is the increase in production costs. The price of fertilizers, fuel, herbicides, freight, security, and insurance have experience huge increases. This is in addition to the difficulty in obtaining lines of credit due to the international financial crisis.

Guatemala is the number one producer and exporter of coffee in Central America.

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