MILAN – Colombian coffee production rose 54% on year in July reaching a total of 1 million 31 thousand 60 kg bags.
This is the highest level for the month of July since 2003.
Coffee output since the beginning of the calendar year totalled 5.970 million bags up 1.6 million or 38% compared with the equivalent period last year.
In the past twelve months coffee production increased 25% compared to the period between August 2011 and July 2012 to a total of 9.381 million bags.
Coffee exports in July 2013 increased 42% compared to the same month in 2012 reaching 725 thousand bags. During the January-July period, the Latin American country shipped 5.138 million bags of coffee up 30% compared to the same period last year.
Finally, coffee exports during the past 12 months totalled 8.353 million bags or a 19% increase over the previous equivalent period.
“Production figures in 2013 show the return to historical levels of productivity in Colombia.