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El Salvador coffee exports surge 17 percent

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Coffee exports from El Salvador rose 17 percent in April compared with the same month a year earlier due to a recovery at coffee plantations hit by the tree-killing fungus roya, the country's national coffee council CSC said.

Shipments totaled 76,418 60-kg bags, compared with 65,249 bags in the same month last year.

El Salvador, historically one of Central America's smaller coffee producers, has also been one of the hardest hit by the spread of roya in the region over the past couple of seasons.

Source: Business Recorder