BOGOTÁ, Colombia – In September, Colombian coffee production was down 9% to 995,000 60-kg bags, from the 1,088,000 bags produced in September 2019 reports the National Federation of Coffee Growers (FNC) in its monthly figures.
Despite the slight drop in the harvest that is collected in the midst of the persistent covid-19 health situation, good trends continue and in the last 12 months, which coincide with the coffee year (October 2019-September 2020), production reached 14.1 million bags, up 2% from the almost 13.9 million bags produced a year earlier.
So far this calendar year, production tops 9.5 million bags, down 6% from the almost 10.2 million bags produced in the same previous period.
Exports fall 6% in the last 12 months
With over 12.6 million 60-kg bags, Colombian coffee exports in the last 12 months, which coincide with the coffee year, fell 6% from the almost 13.5 million bags exported a year earlier, FNC also reports.
In September, coffee exports – impacted by the pandemic restrictions a little more than production – reached 886,000 bags, down 12% from just over one million bags exported in the same month of 2019.
And YTD exports reach 8.9 million 60-kg bags, down 10% from the just over 9.9 million bags exported between January and September 2019.