Colombian coffee production up 30% in March

Coffee production in Colombia, the largest supplier of washed Arabica globally, increased 30% in March compared to the same period last year, to 1.05 million 60-kilo bags, reported the National Federation of Coffee Growers on Thursday.

, Colombian coffee production up 30% in March

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The country’s coffee exports increased 21% in the third month of 2021, to 1.14 million bags, indicated a report published by the federation.

In March, the harvest had totaled 806,000 sacks, while shipments reached 948,000 sacks.

In the accumulated first quarter, Colombia’s coffee production advanced 13% to 3.24 million bags, compared to the same period last year, while exports also rose 13% to 3.49 million bags, the report detailed.

The increases were due to less impact from the coronavirus pandemic, the federation said.

Over the past 12 months, the harvest remained stable at 14.2 million bags, while exports retreated 2% to 12.9 million bags.

The world’s third largest coffee producer behind Brazil and Vietnam, Colombia, harvested 13.9 million bags in 2020 when exports totaled 12.5 million bags.

Source: Moneytimes