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Colombian coffee production falls 6% in May

Bogotá, June 5, 2019 (FNC Press Office) - Coffee production in Colombia, the world's largest producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, fell 6% in May to 1.1 million 60-kg bags from 1.2 million bags harvested in the same month of 2018.

So far this year (January-May), coffee production remained almost stable, with 5.5 million bags compared to 5.4 million in the same previous period.

In the last 12 months (June 2018-May 2019), coffee production closed at 13.6 million bags, 5.1% down from the 14.3 million produced in the same previous period.

And so far this coffee year (October 2018-May 2019), 9.1 million bags were harvested, 2.5% down from 9.4 million bags in the same previous period.

Coffee production-May 2019

(60-kg bags)

 

May 2019

1,115,000

May 2018

1,188,000

Variation

-6.1%

 

Year-to-date coffee production

(60-kg bags)

 

January-May 2019

5,462,000

January-May 2018

5,442,000

Variation

0.4%

 

 

Coffee production-Last 12 months

(60-kg bags)

 

Jun 2018-May 2019

13,577,000

Jun 2017-May 2018

14,313,000

Variation

-5.1%

 

 

Coffee year production

(60-kg bags)

 

Oct 2018-May 2019

9,131,000

Oct 2017-May 2018

9,369,000

Variation

-2.5%

 

 

Exports grow 7.6% in May and so far this year

Colombian coffee exports grew 7.6% in May to 1 million bags from 951,000 bags sold abroad in the May 2018.

 

So far this year (January-May), coffee exports grew 7.6% from 5.1 million bags to 5.4 million bags of 60 kg.

 

In the last 12 months (June 2018-May 2019), coffee exports increased 2.4% to 13.1 million bags from 12.8 million bags in the same previous period.

And so far this coffee year (October 2018-May 2019), exports exceeded 9 million bags, 5.3% up from almost 8.6 million bags exported in the same previous period.

Coffee exports-May 2019

(60-kg bags)

 

May 2019

1,023,000

May 2018

951.000

Variation

7.6%

 

 

 

Year-to-date coffee exports

(60-kg bags)

 

January-May 2019

5,448,000

January-May 2018

5,063,000

Variation

7.6%

 

 

 

Coffee exports-Last 12 months

(60-kg bags)

 

Jun 2018-May 2019

13,136,232

Jun 2017-May 2018

12,833,610

Variation

2.4%

 

 

 

Coffee year exports

(60-kg bags)

 

Oct 2018- May 2019

9,022,000

Oct 2017- May 2018

8,570,000

Variation

5.3%

 

 

 

 

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