- Friday, July 20, 2018
In the first quarter of 2018, the main exporter of coffee in Central America was Honduras, with $442 million, followed by Guatemala, with $191 million, Nicaragua, with $146 million, Costa Rica with $88 million, El Salvador, with $25 million and Panama with $3 million. Variation of regional imports
Between the first quarter of 2017 and the same period in 2018 the export value from the region fell by 5%, decreasing from $938 million to $894 million.
The year-on-year contraction recorded in sales in the first quarter of 2018 is partly explained by the behavior of exports to the United States, which fell from $312 million to $275 million.
Price of exports
Due in large part to international grain prices, in the last six years the average price of regional coffee exports registered a clear downward trend, going from $4.51 per kilo in March 2012 to $3.10 in the same month in 2018.
Destination of exports
In the first quarter of the year 30% of the value exported from Central America went to the USA, 19% to Germany, 16% to Belgium, 6% to Italy and 4% to Canada.