MILAN – Coffee exports from Brazil rose to record highs in August thanks to a sharp increase in green coffee shipments driven by a spectacular performance of the conilon variety. According to Cecafé’s monthly data, Brazil’s export of all forms of coffee rose by 29.4% to 3,672,614 bags, the highest level on record for the month of August.
Green coffee exports rose by a third to 3,350,653 bags, due to a considerable recovery (+11.2%) in Arabica shipments and a more than four-fold increase in Robusta volumes that jumped to almost 700,00 bags.
Export of processed coffee (mostly soluble) were slightly lower (-0.8%) to 321,961 bags.
Export of all forms of coffee from Brazil for the first eight months of 2023 are still 9.7% below last year’s volumes at 22,904,173 bags. Green coffee exports were 10.9% down to 20,341,342 bags.
Arabica shipments fell by 15.4% to 18,390,791 bags. Robusta shipments were 81.8% up to 1,950,551 bags. Sales abroad of processed coffee inched 0.5% up to 2,562,831 bags.
Exports to the country’s main markets were mosty down. Shipments to the USA, Germany and Italy during the Jan-Aug period decreased by 26.65%, 40.51% and 15.33% respectively.
Japan bucked the trend with a 33.38% increase on-year, while Belgium saw a 38.03% decrease.
As for the main ports of destination, Hamburg leads followed by New Orleans, Antwerp, Bremen and Genova.