- Thursday, November 8, 2018
During the last year, the main coffee export destinations were the U.S., Germany, Belgium, Japan and Canada, which together account for 73% of total sales in the region. In 2017 the average price per kilo of coffee showed a downward trend, going from $3.32 to $2.88 between January and December.
Bananas are the second most important agricultural product for the region according to the value exported, since in 2017 Central America sold abroad $2,574 million, equivalent to 6.1 million tons. Last year regional sales of this fruit registered an increase of 7% compared to 2016, and exports reached record figures.
Sugar was the third most important crop in 2017 for the region, with Central American countries exporting a total of $1.241 million last year. The main destinations for sugar exports were the U.S., Taiwan, Canada and Ivory Coast, which together account
nearly 40% of total sales.