Colombian Coffee Production Falls

Comparing the month of January in 2007 to 2008, exports fell 18% and production was 38% less.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

As it was reported by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), the "effects of winter in the last months of 2008, less fertilization and the renovation of coffee plantations explain the lower production of coffee in the first month of 2009."

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April 2009

The coffee harvest for the 2008-2009 period (which ended a month ago) declined by 15% over the previous period.

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Coffee Exports to Fall by $200 million in 2012

February 2012

Grain producers in El Salvador warn that the harvest will be 1.1 million quintals less this year due to a range of negative factors.

Coffee entrepreneurs in El Salvador fear that in 2012, losses from a possible reduction of the crop will reach $200 million. Negative factors such as the effect of the weather, aging of the plantations and the bi-annuality of coffee are contributing to the situation.

Salvadoran Coffee Production Falls

September 2009

The Salvadoran Foundation for Coffee Research estimates 2.71% less production for this harvest, when compared to the previous one.

Main reasons are bad flowering and purge, strong pruning and low rain quality in medium and low altitude areas, concluded the study, in which 723 plantations were surveyed.

2011-2012 Coffee Harvest to Decline by 23%

June 2011

The Salvadoran Foundation for Coffee Research (Procafé) has reported that 564,000 less quintals will be harvested than last year.

Projections for the current crop are in sharp contrast with the 2010-11 crop which totalled 2.4 million quintals (the most in the last ten years).

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