World coffee exports amounted to 8.85 million bags in December 2014, compared with 8.83 million bags in December 2013. Shipments of Colombian Milds and Robusta were up 4.33% and 9.9% on year, while Brazilian Naturals and Other Milds fell 6.87% and 10.39%.
Exports in first three months of coffee year 2014/15 (Oct/14 to Dec/14) have fallen by 0.8% in comparison with the first three months of the last coffee year.
In the twelve months ending December 2014, exports rose slightly to 111.73 million bags (+0.58%). Sales of Arabica totalled 68.26 million bags compared to 68.53 million bags last year, down 0.39%, whereas Robusta exports amounted to 43.47 million bags compared to 42.55 million bags, up 2.15%.
Shipments from Brazil and Vietnam rose to unprecedented levels reaching a volume of 36.26 and 25 million bags, a 15% and 22% increase respectively.
Colombia’s strong recovery continued apace, with export nearing 11 million bags, while Indonesia’s shipments more than halved (-58.2%) to 4.55 million bags.
In Central America exports rose in Honduras (+1.8%) and Nicaragua (+14.44%), while Costa Rica (-9.85%), Guatemala (-14.81%) and El Salvador (-61.03%) saw a decline in shipments. Mexico was also significantly down on year (-21.83%).
In Africa, Ethiopia’s shipments surged 9.29% compared with 2013, whereas Uganda and Côte d’Ivoire were down 6.25% and 19.32%.
Among non-members, Peru recorded a steep fall (-27.2%) to 2.9 million bags.
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