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•  Within the FNC estimates. Coffee exports grow 15% in October over the same month of the previous year.

Bogotá, November 5, 2019 (FNC Press Office) – With 11.6 million bags, coffee production in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, grew 5% so far this year (January-October) compared to the almost 11 million bags produced in the same previous period.

In October, with 1.4 million bags, the coffee crop grew 26% from the 1.1 million bags produced in the tenth month of 2018. And in the last 12 months (November 2018-October 2019), coffee production rose 2% from 13.8 to 14.1 million bags over the same comparable period.

YTD exports grow 9%

During the year (January-October), Colombian coffee exports grew 9% to 11.1 million 60-kg bags from 10.2 million bags exported in the same previous period.

In October, exports grew 15% to 1.2 million 60-kg bags from almost 1.1 million bags sold abroad in the same month of 2018.

In the last 12 months (November 2018 – October 2019), coffee exports rose 8% to over 13.6 million bags from the 12.6 million bags exported in the same previous period.