Salvadoran sugar harvest will generate 47,000 jobs

According to forecasts from the sugar industry, the harvest which will end between April and May will have generated 47,000 jobs directly and 187,000 indirectly.

Monday, January 19, 2009 reports: "The 47,000 jobs that the harvest would generate are direct jobs. 96.5% of these are national labor and 3.5% foreign labor, mainly from Honduras and Nicaragua, to whom the Salvadoran immigration authorities grant permits.

The industry also estimates that they will generate some 187,000 indirect jobs."

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January 2012

Sugar cane harvesting and production will generate about $80 million in wages until April. The sector contributes 2% of GDP.

The cutting of cane and sugar production will generate approximately $80 million in salaries between November and next April, said the president of the Sugar Association of El Salvador, Mario Ernesto Salaverria, in an article on’s web site.

Salvadoran Sugar Production Down 10%

March 2011

The current harvest will yield an approximate 12.5 million quintals of sugar.

The sector had estimated a total production of 13.75 million quintals but the lower results are due to climate factors.

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Costa Rican Sugar Production Increases

December 2009

Sugar production for the 2009/10 harvest will sum 7.3 million sacks of 50 kilograms.

Data from Laica, the Industrial Sugar Cane Association, explains the increase as a result of favorable climate in the regions where sugar is grown.

Edgar Herrera, Laica director, told "In Costa Rica, 12.000 farmers grow sugar cane in 53.000 hectares. This industry accounts for 25.000 direct jobs and 100.000 indirect ones".

Excess Labor in Guatemala Agriculture

October 2009

Workers are relocating to sugar and coffee plantations, as there are less jobs in other sectors, due to loss of harvests and a reduction in reserves of basic grain.

Other reasons mentioned are a slowdown in the construction industry and the closure of several textile factories, where 11.000 jobs were lost.

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