BOGOTÁ, Colombia – In October, registered Colombian coffee production was almost 1.2 million 60-kg bags, down 15% from almost the 1.4 million bags produced in October 2019, reports the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia in its monthly figures. So far this year (January-October), coffee production reached 10.7 million bags, down 7% from the 11.6 million bags produced in the first 10 months of last year.
And in the last 12 months (November 2019-October 2020), production was 13.9 million bags, down 2% from the 14.1 million bags produced a year earlier.
Each year has its own harvest distribution, and 2020 has been particularly different.
According to blooming counts by the National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafé), last September showed a very high harvest peak, which is atypical, but October was a peak in a smaller number of coffee regions.
Likewise, November and December show significant harvest percentages throughout the country.
Colombian coffee exports fall 14% in October
In October, coffee exports were 1 million 41,000 bags, down 14% from the 1.2 million 60-kg bags exported in the same month of 2019.
YTD exports exceeded 9.9 million 60-kg bags, down 11% from the 11.1 million bags exported between January and October 2019.
And with 12.5 million 60-kg bags, Colombian coffee exports in the last 12 months fell 9% from the more than 13.6 million bags exported a year earlier.