Honduran coffee growers do not fear the crisis in the United States

In spite of the financial crisis in the United States, the Honduran coffee industry has great expectations for its exports.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Marcial Flores Sosa, manager of the Instituto Hondureño de Café (Ihcafé) [Honduran Institute of Coffee], commented to EL HERALDO the plans and projects in this new harvest.

What are the production expectations for this harvest?
The expected exportable production from Honduras in the harvesting year 2008-2009 is 4.7 million bags of 46 kilograms, which would entail foreign exchange for some 620 million dollars.

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Honduran Coffee Exports Up 35%

August 2012

To date exports have totaled 6.6 million bags (weighing 46 kilos), 35% more than in the same period of the previous harvest when exports amounted to 4.9 million bags.

The figures are even more encouraging considering that the total exports so far have exceeded the goal for this year of 5.4 million bags, according to information as at August 7, 2012, from the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafe) .

Specialty Coffee in Honduras

June 2012

Coffee growers are counting on the production of more than 100 million quintals of top quality grain this harvest.

"Specialty coffee harvests are getting bigger and bigger. In this period we will have a good number of bags to serve such markets. We believe that exports will rise more than 100 million quintals", said Asterio Reyes, president of Ihcafé (the Honduran Coffee Institute) to Laprensa.hn.

Record Honduran Coffee Exports

December 2011

At the end of the 2010-2011 harvest, the country exported 5.2 million bags of 48 kilos, 13% more than in the previous 2009-2010 harvest.

As to the value of exports of the crop, they totaled $1,200 million versus $610 million from the previous harvest.

According to the Honduran Coffee Institute (Ihcafe) "the cultivation of the aromatic involved about 100,000 producers.

$1,000 million in Guatemalan Coffee

July 2011

Coffee sales abroad in the years 2011-2012 are estimated to increase by 17%.

A 17% increase in export of the harvest which begins in August and ends in October 2012, is expected by the National Coffee Association (Anacafe).

If these estimates are met it would mean that for the first time Guatemala will export the equivalent of $1,000 million worth in bags of coffee, a figure which could be achieved partly thanks to high grain prices that currently prevail internationally.

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