The Colombian coffee crop fell 11% in August compared to the same period last year, totaling 1.11 million 60kg bags, the National Federation of Coffee Growers reported that it considered the normal reduction within the annual production cycle.
By August 2018, Colombia’s harvest, the world’s largest producer of washed Arabica coffee, had surpassed 1.25 million bags. On the other hand, Colombian coffee exports advanced 19% in August year-on-year to 1.21 million bags.
Exports between January and August increased 10 percent, and advanced 7 percent over the past 12 months, the federation added in a statement.
As for coffee production in South America – Brazil, Colombia and Peru -, region responsible for 47.7% of global production in coffee year 2018-2019, the numbers indicate that the crop increased 4.3%, reaching 79 , 94 million bags. Only the production of Brazil, the largest world producer, with approximately 35% of the world harvest, which broke a historical record, totaled 60.1 million bags.
Colombia, which is the second largest coffee producer in the Americas, according to estimates, had a harvest of 14.2 million bags, a volume 2.7% greater than last coffee year. Potentially, it is a country capable of changing the current scenario of coffee production in the world in the coming decades.