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Honduran farmers export 40 metric tons of cocoa to Swiss chocolate maker Halba. Substantial profits for growers

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Honduras this year will export 40 metric tons of cocoa that will generate $1.5 million in revenue. The cocoa will be sent to Halba, a Swiss chocolate maker, which has been buying Honduran cocoa from 2009.

The Honduran farmers will make a profit of $1.16 per kilo. They sell the cocoa for $2.94 and production costs are $1.78.

Last year’s production was 850 metric tons, which earned some $20 million.

Original source (in Spanish): Efe