San Salvador, November 12 (EFE). – The cumulative volume of Salvadoran coffee exports recorded a slight increase of 1.8% at the end of the 2020-2021 cycle, due to the sale of 11,105 quintals more than the previous period, according to the British newspaper The Guardian. The official numbers Evie was able to access on Friday.
According to the Salvadoran Coffee Council (CSC), 615,847 quintals of the grain were exported between October 2020 and September 2021, compared to 604.742 quintals in the 2019-2020 cycle.
Income from exporting this commodity has increased by 15%, going from $93,544,465 in the 2019-20 cycle to $107,595,652 today, up from $14,051,187.
Despite this rise, the Central American country was not able to recover the export levels it recorded even before 2013, when it exported more than 1.5 million quintals.
During the cycle that ended last September, 769,530 quintals of golden grapes were harvested, which is higher than the 740,100 quintals of golden grapes harvested in the 2019-2020 cycle.
The CSC report indicates that the employment generated by the coffee activity in the 2020-2021 cycle, the production of which is the main export product of the Salvadoran agricultural region, will reach 38,477 jobs.
The main destination countries for Salvadoran coffee were the United States (49.1%), Germany (9.9%), Japan (9.6%), Belgium (4.5%), the United Kingdom (4.4%) and Italy (3.6%).
Salvadoran’s coffee cultivation has been affected in recent years by rust fungi and climate change, leading it to record the historical minimum for grain production since the 2013-2014 cycle.
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