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El Salvador Coffee Output to Drop After Rain, Procafe Says

October 26, 2011

(Updates with harvest estimate in second paragraph.)

Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- El Salvador will lose 89,978 bags of coffee production because of heavy rains, Procafe, an industry group, said.

Losses may reach 239,000 bags because of high winds and road damage, Procafe said yesterday in a statement. That would mean a 17 percent drop in the harvest that was estimated to be 1.42 million bags, according to the group’s data.

A bag weighs 60 kilograms, or 132 pounds.

--Editors: Steve Stroth, Daniel Enoch

To contact the reporter on this story: Marvin G. Perez in New York at mperez71@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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