Colombia’s coffee production up 22% in September


Colombia, which is the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica, has reported a 22 per cent increase in coffee production, growing from 995,000 60-kilogram bags of green coffee in September 2020 to 1.2 million 60-kilogram bags of green coffee in September 2021.

According to the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), Colombia’s coffee production for the year — from January to September 2021 —exceeded 9 million bags, marking a five per cent decrease from the 9.5 million bags that had been recorded in the same time period for 2020.

Within the last 12 months, which coincides with the October 2020 to September 2021 coffee year, production has fallen five per cent to nearly 13.4 million 60-kilogram bags from the 14.1 million bags recorded the year prior.

Coffee exports for September 2021 have also grown by 23 per cent to nearly 1.1 million 60-kilogram bags of green coffee, up from the 887,000 bags exported in September 2020.

So far this year, from January to September, exports have reached almost 9.2 million bags, up three per cent from the 8.9 million bags exported a year earlier.

Within the last 12 months, exports grew 1 per cent to nearly 12.8 million bags, from 12.6 million bags exported in the previous year.

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