In the last six years, the average export price of Central American coffee has fallen, falling the price per kilo from $ 4.51 in March 2012, to $ 3.10 in the same month of 2018.
Exports by country
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 of 2018 the value exported from the region fell 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 has registered a clear decreasing trend, going from $ 4.51 per kilo in March 2012 to $ 3, 10 in the same month of 2018.
Destination of exports
In the first quarter of the year 30% of the value exported from Central America went to the USA, 19% Germany, 16% Belgium, 6% Italy and 4% Canada.