The executive president of Industrias Banilejas (Induban), Manuel Pozo Perelló, assured that the national production of coffee this year increased by 25%, thanks to the productivity of the new varieties introduced by the company.
The coffee industry (roasting, roasting and grinding coffee) registered between January and June 2022 an amount of RD$3,671.7 million for total sales, for a growth of 16.9% compared to the same period in 2021.
This data was offered by Víctor Bisonó, Minister of Industry and Commerce, at the inauguration of the Rafael Perelló Logistics Center, which was also attended by President Luis Abinader. These facilities will concentrate all the storage and distribution activities of Industrias Banilejas and Aroma Coffee.
Regarding exports, the “Dominican Republic has exported during the period January-July 2022 for coffee USD$10.02 million, 35.4% agricultural (unroasted and decaffeinated coffee) and 64.6% industrial, with a growth of 72.9% compared to the same period in 2021,” Bisonó added.
In the same period, the Dominican coffee industry employed around 1,307 formal workers.
The Rafael Perelló Logistics Center has 20 thousand square meters, with a construction area of 10 thousand square meters; designed to maintain suitable storage conditions below 24 degrees Celsius for all products offered by the group of companies.
After cutting the inaugural ribbon of the center, the president of Industrias Banilejas (Induban) invited the president of the Republic to give a brief tour of the facilities.