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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Improvement of Costa Rican coffee quote

October 2018

Between the 2011-2012 and 2016-2017 harvests, the difference between the average price per quintal of the country's exports and the international market price of grain has more than doubled, from $25 to $54.

According to Investing.com data and figures provided by the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (Icafe), during coffee year 2011-2012 the average value of a 46 kg bag of coffee on the New York Market was $198.12 and the average price of Costa Rican exports was $222.76, reflecting a difference of $24.64.

Negative Expectations for Honduran Coffee

June 2018

The sector union foresees that for the 2017-2018 harvest foreign currency generated from sales abroad will fall by 14% with respect to the previous season.

Explained by a drop in the average price per hundredweight of exports, which fell from $145 in the 2016-2017 season to $123 so far in the current harvest, the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafé) envisages a 14% decrease in income from sales abroad.

Honduras: Coffee Sales Still Falling

May 2018

Up until April 30, the export value of the current 2017/18 harvest was $680 million, 13% less than was reported on the same date in the 2016-2017 cycle.

According to figures from the Honduran Coffee Institute, the registered decrease is due to the fact that " ... The average export price per hundredweight to date is $122.74, compared to the average price of 2016-2017 of $145.26, down 16%. "

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.

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