The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (Anacafe for its Spanish acronym) said that exportations from Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica, Peru and Dominican Republic totaled 15’347.367 bags of 60 kilos between last October and April.
According to Anacafe, of nine countries, only Colombia registered an increase of 33.99% in its exports. Peru showed an increase of 8.35% .
In the rest of the countries sales fell down and Mexico was the most affected with a decline of 66.38%.
Anacafe does not specifies the causes of the decline in exports. However, in Central America it was expected a reduction on the crops due to the rust plague, which affected more than 70% of the plantations.