BOGOTA, Colombia – With 11.6 million bags, coffee production in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, grew 5% so far this year (January-October) compared to the almost 11 million bags produced in the same previous period, reports Colombia’s National Federation of Coffee Growers in its monthly figures.
In October, with 1.4 million bags, the coffee crop grew 26% from the 1.1 million bags produced in the tenth month of 2018.
And in the last 12 months (November 2018-October 2019), coffee production rose 2% from 13.8 to 14.1 million bags over the same comparable period.
Exports up 9% year-to-date
During the year (January-October), Colombian coffee exports grew 9% to 11.1 million 60-kg bags from 10.2 million bags exported in the same previous period.
In October, exports grew 15% to 1.2 million 60-kg bags from almost 1.1 million bags sold abroad in the same month of 2018.
In the last 12 months (November 2018 – October 2019), coffee exports rose 8% to over 13.6 million bags from the 12.6 million bags exported in the same previous period.