BOGOTÁ, Colombia – In October, the registered coffee production in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of washed mild Arabica, fell 12% to 888,000 60-kg bags of green coffee from the million bags produced in the same month of 2021.
So far this year (January-October), production exceeded 9 million bags, 10% down from the almost 10.1 million bags produced in the same previous period.
And in the last 12 months (November 2021-October 2022), production was close to 11.6 million bags, 13% down from the over 13.2 million bags harvested a year ago.
The decline in production is due to excess rains recorded uninterruptedly in the last 28 months due to the La Niña event, which translates into excess water, less sunlight, and
Colombian coffee exports decline 5%
In October, also the start of the current coffee year, exports declined 5% to 942,000 60-kg bags of green coffee from 987,000 bags exported in the same month of 2021.
Year-to-date exports fell 6% to just over 9.5 million 60-kg bags from over 10.1 million bags sold abroad a year earlier.
And in the last 12 months, exports fell 7% to 11.8 million bags from 12.7 million bags a year ago.