Coffee exports increase in Latin America in 2013The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The combined exports of nine Latin American countries that produce coffee grew 4.47% during the 2012-2013 harvest that was completed last September.

The National Coffee Association (Anacafé) of Guatemala said in an official report that the group of countries comprising Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Colombia and Peru, totaled 29,359,409 bags (60 kilos each) during the harvest that just ended.

That figure is higher by 4.47% to 28,103,435 bags exported during the previous coffee harvest and covered the period from October 2011 to September 2012.

The report does not include the amounts of foreign exchange earned by exports and the total production figures for each country during the period indicated.

With the exception of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, whose exports had fallen slightly compared to the previous harvest, the other countries of the group, achieved significant increases in sales abroad.  Colombia had an increase of 21.16%, El Salvador, 10.66%; Nicaragua, 18.32%; Peru, 11.64%, and Dominican Republic, 4.68%.

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