Production of Salvador coffee could drop by 3.7%

The Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC) expects a slight drop in the coffee harvest for this year.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Ricardo Espitia, director of the institution, is predicting a harvest of 2 million quintals, which would mean a decrease of 3.7%.
Up to now, they have sold 25% of the harvest (some 465,000 quintals) in the futures market at an average price of 144 dollars. This sale becomes a shock absorber in case prices, which last month started to decline due to the economic crisis, remain low.

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Nicaragua: Coffee Harvest Exceeds Forecasts

October 2012

A difference of 400 million quintals from the previous projections (1.9 million) and the final export figures (2.3 million) suggest grain smuggling from Honduras.

An article in reports that, according to statistics from the Center for Export Procedures (Cetrex), the 2011-2012 coffee harvest was 2.3 million quintals, well above the 2.09 million of the previous harvest, and 400 million quintals above earlier projections of the harvest, which was of 1.900 million quintals.

Guatemala: Record Coffee Sales

September 2011

Foreign exchange earnings from exports of the aromatic 2010-11 crop will total $1,100 million.

The $1,100 million figure, represents a 59% increase compared to the 2009-10 harvest ($ 691.4 million), according to the National Coffee Association (Anacafe).

The record revenues are the result of the excellent prices which coffee reached during the 2010/2011 production, an average of $289 per quintal.

Coffee Exports Affected by Delays in Harvest

December 2009

November 2009 exports where 55.6% less than the same period of 2008.

In November 2009, the country sold 13.960 coffee quintals, a sharp drop when compared to same period of 2008, when 31.457 were sold, according data from the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC).

"15.7% of the coffee exported in October-November 2009 corresponds to specialty coffees, while the remaining 84.3% is commercial and inferior coffees", reports

Reduction in Nicaraguan Coffee Exports

March 2009

The National Coffee Commission foresees a decline of $100 million in export values for the 2008 - 2009 cycle.

Walter Navas, Director of Conacafé informed "It is estimated that 1.3 million quintals of coffee will exported this year, while the previous harvest allowed the foreign sale of 2 million quintals.

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