No 33

Colombian Coffee Production Rises 8.1% in March

April, 2017

What's Happening

Colombian Coffee Production Rises 8.1% in March

• Year-to-date production increased 13%. During the last 12 months, production reached over 14.6 million 60-kg bags.
• Year-to-date exports reached nearly 3.5 million bags, a 5% increase. So far this crop year, exports have risen 10%.


Bogota, April 5, 2017 (FNC Press Office) – Colombia, the world’s leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, produced a total of 1.02 million 60-kg bags in March, an 8.1% increase compared to the 944,000 bags produced in the same previous month.

Year-to-date production reached nearly 3.6 million bags, a 13% increase compared to the nearly 3.2 million bags produced between January and March 2016. Similarly, during the last 12 months (April 2016-March 2017), coffee production increased 1.5% by reaching over 14.6 million 60-kg bags.

So far this crop year (October 2016-March 2017), Colombian coffee production has increased 8.7% by reaching over 7.9 million 60-kg bags.

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Colombian Coffee Exports Rise 5% in March

By reaching a total of 1.15 million 60-kg bags, Colombian coffee exports increased 5% in March. Year-to-date exports reached nearly 3.5 million bags, a 5% increase compared to the 3.3 million 60-kg bags exported in the same previous period.

During the last 12 months, coffee exports fell 1% compared to the period April 2015-March 2016 by reaching 13 million bags. So far this crop year (October 2016-March 2017), exports rose 10% by reaching almost 7.5 million 60-kg bags.

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