MILAN – Brazil ’s exports of coffee in all forms rose by 28.2% year-on-year to 3.2 million 60-kilogram bags in July, the best result for the month in five years. Revenues amounted to 378.2 million U.S. dollars, up by 5.1% from a year ago, according to the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé).
Exports of green coffee reached a total of 2.8 million bags, up 33.3% on year. Arabica beans accounted for 71.4 percent of overall shipments, while Robusta coffee and instant coffee sells accounted for 18.2 percent and 10.3 percent respectively, the report said.
Exports of Arabica and Robusta beans were up 28.6% and 55.5% to 2.3 million and 575,052 bags respectively.
From January to July, Brazil ‘s exports amounted to 23.5 million bags of coffee, up by 37.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports of green coffee rose by 40.8% to 21.2 million bags, of which 19 million of Arabica (+33.9%) and 2.2 million of Robusta (+152.8%).
Total exports in the first seven months have so far generated profits of 2.9 billion dollars, up by 11 percent compared to the same period in 2018, it said.
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