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Colombian coffee production keeps 14-million-bag pace in last 12 months

August, 2018

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Colombian coffee production keeps 14-million-bag pace in last 12 months

• Despite decline in July, annual estimate is kept. In July, coffee exports exceeded one million 62,000 bags, 6.2% up from the one million bags exported in the same month of 2017.


Bogotá, August 6, 2018 (FNC Press Office) - During the last 12 months (August 2017-July 2018), Colombian coffee production slightly exceeded 14 million 60-kg bags, a production pace that is expected to be kept for the fourth calendar year in a raw.

The volume produced in the last 12 months was just 2.1% down from over 14.3 million registered in the same previous period.

In July, the coffee crop was 1,051,000 bags, 322,000 bags less than those harvested in the seventh month of 2017. And year-to-date production was almost 7.6 million bags, 2.1% down from the over 7.7 million produced in the same previous period.

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Exports reach almost 12.9 million bags
In the last 12 months (August 2017-July 2018), coffee exports reached almost 12.9 million bags, 4.4% down from the over 13.4 million bags registered in the same previous period.

In July, Colombian coffee exports exceeded one million 62,000 bags (60-kg), 6.2% up from the one million bags exported in the same month of 2017.

And from January to July, Colombia exported over 7 million bags, 1.7% down from the almost 7.2 million bags sold abroad in the same period of 2017.

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