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Guatemala coffee exports fall 0.3 pct this season amid record international prices

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Guatemala closed its 2009-2010 coffee harvest with 3.44 million 60-kg bags of exports, 0.3 percent down from the same cycle as the previous season.
 
Global supplies of high-quality arabica beans like those grown in Guatemala are tight ahead of the next harvest, helping to push prices to record highs.
 
In September, Guatemala exported 199,355 60-kg bags of coffee, a 41 percent jump from the same month last year.
 
 
Original source: Reuters