El Salvador sees coffee exports decline 

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By LatAm Reports Staff Writers

Coffee exports fell 16.8 percent in 2023 in El Salvador, the most accentuated compared to the rest of the region, as indicated today by the Executive Secretariat of the Central American Monetary Council (Secmca).

He specified the information that from January to December 2022, El Salvador exported 176.89 million dollars, a figure that fell to 147.11 million at the end of 2023, a trend that also followed most countries of Central America and the Dominican Republic.

For example, the Dominican saw its sales abroad reduced by 15.4 percent, after accumulating only 6.6 million in international shipments.

Guatemala and Nicaragua also fell and exported 15 percent less, with shipments valued at $945.51 million and $607.05 million in 2023, respectively.

Costa Rica also reduced sales from 371.41 million to $346.94 million, 6.6 percent less, while Honduras went from $1.484.88 million to $1,92.5 million.

In 2023, the Central American and Dominican Republic exported three thousand 475,13 million grain (40.1 per cent), of which the highest figure was taken by the Honduran aromatic and 27.2 per cent Guatemalan.

The situation of Salvadoran producers is more complex, as they fail to recover after attacks by the rock and other diseases that caused their harvest to decrease below 100 thousand tons, a trend that continued in 2023-2024 due to the effects of the rains caused by the El Niño phenomenon.

This article has been translated after first appearing in El Pais