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  • Yearly estimates remain valid. In the third month of the year, Colombian coffee exports fell 21% to 903,000 60kg bags from the 1.1 million bags exported in the same month of 2019.

Bogota, April 3, 2020 (FNC Press Office) – In March, coffee production in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica, was 806,000 60kg bags, 12% down from the 914,000 bags produced in March 2019.

So far this year, production reached almost 2.9 million bags, 14% down from the 3.3 million bags produced in the first trimester of 2019.

In the last 12 months, production was 14.3 million bags, 6% down from the 13.5 million bags produced in the same previous period.

And so far this coffee year (October 2019-March 2020), production tops 7.4 million bags, also 6% higher than the nearly 7 million bags produced in the same previous period.

Exports fall 21% in March

In March, Colombian coffee exports fell 21% to 903,000 60kg bags from the 1.1 million bags exported in the same month of 2019.

Year-to-date exports fell 14% to just over 3 million bags compared with the almost 3.6 million bags exported in the first trimester of 2019.

In the last 12 months, coffee exports increased slightly, 1%, to reach 13.2 million 60kg bags compared to the over 13.1 million bags exported in the same period previous.

And so far this coffee year, exports fell 4% to 6.8 million bags with respect to the same previous period.