El Salvador: Coffee Annual

Commodities

El Salvador’s coffee production is expected to increase to 599,000 sixty-kg bags in 2016/17 (October-September). Even though production increased by approximately seven percent compared to the previous cycle, the Salvadoran coffee sector continues to struggle mainly due to continued coffee leaf rust, irregular weather and low international prices that affect investment capacity of local farmers. The MY2017/18 crop is expected to reach 575,000 bags, however this will ultimately depend on how the rainy season continues to unfold since it already has affected coffee flowering due to delays in normal rain levels. 

El Salvador: Coffee Annual