Nicaragua: Despite Rust Blight, Coffee Exports Up 26%

The total value of sales decreased slightly compared to the previous crop due to low prices paid on the international market.

Monday, September 30, 2013

During the first 11 months of the 2012-13 crop 2.4 million quintals of coffee have been exported, compared to 1.9 million quintals in the previous harvest.

These figures were provided by the Center for Export Procedures (CETREX). Revenue however, declined by 0.3%.

"Grain sales abroad between October 2012 and August 2013, corresponding to the 11 months of the current crop year, totaled $411.6 million, while in the same period last year they were $413 million ...", noted an article in

According CETREX, falling grain prices on the international market were to blame for the drop in sales of the aromatic grain. In the same period of the current crop, the price of coffee was worth $171.4, while in the same period last year the crop's value was $209.

The main destinations for Nicaraguan coffee are the U.S. which paid $165.3 million, Venezuela $60.8 million, Belgium $47.9 million, Germany $21.7 million and Canada $18.2 million .

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