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Colombian coffee production surpasses 13.3 million bags in coffee year 2014 / 2015

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BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, recorded production of more than 13.3 million 60-kilo bags in the coffee year spanning from October 2014 to September 2015, up 10% from the amount of coffee produced during the previous coffee year.

So far this year (January-September), coffee production has reached 10 million bags, 13% higher than the 8.8 million harvested during the first nine months of 2014.

In September, coffee production reached 1.1 million 60-kilo bags, up 16% from the 912,000 bags produced in the same month of the previous year.

“We are pleased with coffee production levels reached during the last twelve months. We are aware that over the next few months, coffee crops in several regions will be hit by the effect of the El Niño phenomenon, and we are working hard to reduce that impact on coffee farmers’ revenues,” said Roberto Vélez, CEO of the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC).

Colombian Coffee Exports

In the 2014-2015 coffee year (October-September), coffee exports reached 12.3 million bags, 13% higher than the 10.8 million bags exported in the same period of the previous year.

So far this year, exports increased 17%, reaching 9.2 million bags compared to the 7.9 million bags sold abroad between January and September 2014.

In September, exports reached 1.1 million coffee bags, up 32% from the 826,000 bags exported in September 2014.

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