Honduran Coffee in Numbers

Up until March 5, the volume exported from the current 2017/18 harvest amounted to 3.6 million bags, 17% more than was reported on the same date of the 2016-2017 cycle.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

According to figures from the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafe), the value of sales of the grain abroad showed a behavior contrary to the volume exported. "...The value of exports is $446.5 million, showing a decrease of 1% compared to $450.5 million."

See "Central America: Price of exported coffee drops 33%"

The decrease in the value of sales is due to "...The average export price to date being $123.7, compared to the average price of 2016-2017, of $145.8, registering a decrease of 15%. "

See also: "Crop Monitoring in Central America"

The Ihcafe report details that "... Exports to date total 3.61 million bags of 46 kg, showing an increase of 17% compared to the 3.09 million bags registered in the same period of the year 2016-2017."

See full report (in Spanish).

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Government and representatives of the sector have announced the creation of a work commission that will focus on defining new strategies to boost the coffee activity in the country.

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El Salvador: Protection for Local Coffee

January 2018

Through a proposed law the Ministry of Agriculture aims to protect national production by increasing tariffs on grain imports.

According to figures from the Salvadoran Coffee Council, of every 4 hundredweight consumed in the country approximately 3 are imported. The proportion is reflected in data from the 2015-2016 cycle, a period in which about 270 thousand hundredweight was purchased abroad, which contrasts with the 100 thousand hundredweight of local product consumed.  

Honduras: Coffee Exports Down 12%

December 2017

Up until December 20, sales of the current 2017/18 crop totaled $84 million, 12% less than the amount reported on the same date of the 2016-2017 cycle.

From the IHCAFE Statistical Information Bulletin: 

As of December 20, 2017,  2017-2018 harvest.

Central America: Coffee Export Prices Drop 33%

August 2017

In the last five years, the average price of coffee exported by countries in the region fell by 33%, going from $226 to $151.

Figures from the information system on the the Coffee market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

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