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World coffee exports were down 4% in August to 10.45 million bags


LONDON, UK – World coffee exports fell to 10.45 million bags in August 2019, down 4% from the same month of 2018. Both Arabicas (-2.3%) and Robusta (-6.6%) saw a decline in export volumes. Among Arabicas, exports of Colombian Milds rose by 18.3%, while those of Other Milds were down by 15.3% and those of Brazilian Naturals stayed flat on year (+0.1%).

Brazilian exports were down by 6% to 3.33 million bags. Exports from Vietnam fell sharply (-25.7%) to 1.8 million bags. Colombia shipped 1.218 million bags, up 18% on year. Indonesia exports rose a whopping 93.1% to 800,000 bags.

Exports from Uganda (+40.2%), India (+12.8%) and Ethiopia (+10.1%) also rose significantly on year.

World coffee exports in the first 11 months of coffee year 2018/19 (Oct/18 to August/19) increased by 9.2% to 120.28 million bags compared to 110.16 million bags in the same period in 2017/18.

Shipments of Arabicas amounted to 77.44 million bags up (11.3% on year). Exports of Brazilian Naturals and Colombian Milds rose by 25.4% and 8.6% to 38.569 and 13.882 million bags respectively, while exports of Other Milds fell by 4.1% to 24.988 million bags.
Robusta exports equalled 42.843 million bags, down 5.6% on year.

Brazil shipped 38.721 million bags, up 31.1% on year. Vietnam 24.974 million bags, or a 3.9% increase over year. Colombia exported 12.532 million bags, up 7.8% on year.
Exports from Honduras, India and Indonesia were down fell to 6.565 (-5.1%), 5.62 (-5.6%) and 4.822 (-9.8%) million bags.

In Africa, Uganda shipped 4.092 (+0.6%) and Ethiopia 3 232 million bags (-4.8%)
In the twelve months ending August 2019, exports of Arabica totalled 83.56 million bags compared to 75.29 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 46.31 million bags compared to 43.61 million bags.