This increase in production is due to the “on-year” in the biennial cycle, the improvement of cultural practices encouraged by the recovery in coffee prices in previous years, and the favourable climatic conditions in the post-flowering period, promoting good crop development.
Total production in Espirito Santo (Arabica plus Robusta) is estimated at 11.976 million bags of processed coffee down 6.4% from 2012.
The survey indicates an average yield of 20.50 bags per hectare for Arabica coffee and 29 bags for Robusta coffee, resulting in an average productivity of 25.81 bags/ha.
The final production estimate for Arabica is 3.486 million bags, up 25% on year.
Conilon coffee harvest totalled 8.211 million bags, a 15.5% reduction compared to last year’s crop of 9.713 bags.
Crop estimates were revised upward in Sao Paulo, where production is now pegged at 4,010,067 bags with yields reaching 24.7 bags/ha.
This is 25.14% lower than last-year’s crop of 5.3566 million bags.
The decrease is attributable to the “off” year in the biennial cycle of production.
In Bahia, coffee production is down 16.1% on year to 1.8033 million bags, reflecting the effects of the prolonged drought that occurred in 2012 and that lasted until the early period of fruit setting.
Coffee crop in Parana rose 4.43% to 1.65 million bags.
The overall quality of the crop was affected by excessive rains during the harvesting period and partly by the frosts that hit some areas between the end of July and the beginning of August.
In Rondonia production was marginally down (-0.73%) to 1.357 million bags due to a reduction in planted areas.
Productivity was up 21.3% to 13.20 bags/ha despite the occurrence of an “off” year.