Colombia’s coffee production drops 20% in April

Colombia, the world’s leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, reports that as a result of delayed flowerings, coffee production in April dropped 20%, reaching a total 834 thousand 60-kg bags. Harvest peaks are, however, expected to arrive starting mid-May.

However, Colombian coffee growers produced a total of 4.4 million 60-kg bags between January and April, a 4.8% increase compared with the 4.2 million bags produced between January and April 2016.

During the last 12 months (May 2016-April 2017), Colombian coffee production reached 14.4 million 60-kg bags, a 0.8% fall compared with the 14.5 million bags produced during the same previous period.

So far this crop year (October 2016- April 2017), Colombian coffee production has increased 5.1%, reaching nearly 8.8 million 60-kg bags.

Year-to-date Colombian coffee exports registered a 4% increase, reaching over 4.4 million 60-kg bags. Similarly, coffee exports reached 936 thousand bags in April, a 1% increase compared with April 2016’s 931 thousand bags.

During the last 12 months (May 2016-April 2017), coffee exports reached 13 million 60-kg bags, the same volume registered between May 2015 and April 2016. This crop year (October 2016-April 2017) to date, exports rose 9% by reaching over 8.4 million 60-kg bags.

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