BOGOTÁ, Colombia – Colombian coffee production reached 13.9 million 60-kg bags in 2020, down 6% from over 14.7 million bags in 2019 and a figure that is within the forecasts of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC). In December, coffee production grew 4% to over 1.7 million bags of green coffee from almost 1.7 million bags in 2019, a monthly production volume not recorded in 24 years (January 1996).
So far this coffee year (October-December 2020), production fell 5% to 4.3 million bags from over 4.5 million bags produced in the same previous period.
“Coffee is and will continue to be the hope of Colombia; coffee growers did their duty to the country, and this is confirmed by the production volume and value of around 9 billion pesos, resources that directly move the economy of over 600 coffee municipalities,” said Roberto Vélez, the FNC CEO.
Colombian coffee exports fall 8% in 2020
In 2020, Colombian coffee exports fell 8% to 12.5 million 60-kg bags of green coffee from the 13.7 million bags exported in 2019.
In December, coffee exports fell 6% to 1.3 million bags from almost 1.4 bags sold abroad in the same month of 2019.
And so far this coffee year (October-December 2020) exports decreased 3% to 3.6 million bags from the 3.8 million exported in the same period of 2019.