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In last 12 months, production reaches 14.1 million bags

  • Despite slight drop in harvest that is collected in the midst of the persistent health situation, good production trends prevail.

Bogotá, October 6, 2020 (FNC Press Office) – In September, registered production of coffee in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed arabica, reached 995,000 60-kg bags, down 9% from the 1,088,000 bags produced in September 2019.

Despite the slight drop in the harvest that is collected in the midst of the persistent covid-19 health situation, good trends continue and in the last 12 months, which coincide with the coffee year (October 2019-September 2020), production reached 14.1 million bags, up 2% from the almost 13.9 million bags produced a year earlier.

So far this calendar year, production tops 9.5 million bags, down 6% from the almost 10.2 million bags produced in the same previous period.

Exports fall 6% in the last 12 months

With over 12.6 million 60-kg bags, Colombian coffee exports in the last 12 months, which coincide with the coffee year, fell 6% from the almost 13.5 million bags exported a year earlier.

In September, coffee exports – impacted by the pandemic restrictions a little more than production – reached 886,000 bags, down 12% from just over one million bags exported in the same month of 2019.

And YTD exports reach 8.9 million 60-kg bags, down 10% from the just over 9.9 million bags exported between January and September 2019.