LONDON, UK – World coffee exports amounted to 10.29 million bags in January 2020, a 7.6% compared with 11.14 million in January 2019, according to the ICO monthly statistics. Exports of Arabica fell 4.9% to 6.531 million bags. Shipments of Brazilian Naturals and Colombian Milds were down 7% and 8.1% respectively, while those of Other Milds rose slightly (+0.9%).
Exports of Robusta were sharply down to 3.759 million bags (-12%).
During the first four months of coffee year 2019/20 (October 2019 – January 2020), world coffee exports totalled 39.527 million bags, down 5.8% from the equivalent period in coffee year 2018/19.
Arabica coffee exports were 8.11% down to 25.018 million bags. Volumes of Brazilian Naturals and Other Milds fell by 11.8% and 6.6% to 13.281 and 6.463 million bags.
Shipments of Colombian Milds rose slightly (0.6%) to 5.274 million bags.
Exports of Robusta fell by 1.4% to 14.5 million bags.
Brazil shipped 13.161 million bags. This is a 12.7% decrease reflecting the off year in the biennial production cycle of Arabicas.
Vietnam recorded a 14.6% fall in exports to 8.35 million bags. Despite a slowdown in exports during the month of January, Colombia saw a 1.5% increase in its shipments to 4.826 million bags.
Exports from Indonesia rose a whopping 86.8% on year, while Indian exports fell by 8.4%. In Latin America. Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua saw an increase in exports, Mexico and Peru a decrease.
In Africa, exports from Uganda, Ethiopia and Côte d’Ivoire rose by 10%, 18.2% and 5.6% respectively.
In the twelve months ending January 2020, world coffee exports of Arabica totalled 82.88 million bags compared to 78.26 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 46.65 million bags compared to 45.2