Honduras Eyes New Export Record in 2018/19
Coffee production in Honduras was hardly changed at 7.6 mln 60-kg bags in 2017/18, close to the all-time high of 7.65 mln bags hit in 2016/17. During that year Honduras had overtaken Ethiopia as the third largest arabica producer worldwide – only behind Brazil and Colombia.
Coffee accounts for about 4% of the country's GDP and exports fetch about USD1.3 bln.
Early in 2017, it turned out that the three varieties that have been responsible for the country's rather low infestation rate with leaf rust in the 2012 outbreak have become susceptible to the disease – but this did not turn out to become a major problem so far.
The Honduran National Coffee Institute expects the country to export 8.15 mln bags of coffee in the new 2018/19 season. That would be another increase by nearly a million bags and a new all-time high.
While Honduras coffee exports all-time record high yet remains to be reached in 2019, this article highlights the country's export performance during the last season. Click below to find out how Honduran coffee is consumed across the world with an emphasis on EU markets, North and Latin America as well as Japan and South Korea.