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Colombian coffee production rises 2.5% in first two months of the year
  • This good joint performance offset a slight fall of 8.7% in February.

Bogota, March 5, 2019 (FNC Press Office) - In the first two months of the year, Colombian coffee production reached 2.4 million bags, 2.5% up from the 2.3 million bags produced in the first two months of 2018.

The good performance of the first two months offset the slight drop of 8.7% in February, with 1.1 million bags compared to the 1.2 million bags produced in February 2018.

In the last 12 months (March 2018-February 2019), coffee production exceeded 13.6 million bags, 2.5% down from the almost 14 million bags produced in the same previous period.

And so far this coffee year (October 2018-February 2019), over 6 million bags were produced, 3.2% down from the nearly 6.3 million bags produced in the same previous period.

 

Coffee production-February 2019

(60kg bags)

February 2019

1,106,000

February 2018

1,212,000

Variation

-8.7%

 

Year-to-date coffee production

(60kg bags)

January-February 2019

2,402,000

January-February 2018

2,343,000

Variation

2.5%

 

Coffee production-Last 12 months

(60kg bags)

March 2018-February 2019

13,616,000

March 2017-February 2018

13,969,000

Variation

-2.5%

 

 

Coffee year production

(60kg bags)

October 2018-February 2019

6,071,000

October 2017-February 2018

6,270,000

Variation

-3.2%

 

Coffee exports grow 14.4% in February

In February, coffee exports rose 14.4% compared to the same month of 2018, from almost 1.1 million bags to 1.26 million 60-kg bags.

In the first two months of the year, exports rose 12.6%, from almost 2.2 million bags to over 2.4 million bags.

In the last 12 months (March 2018-February 2019), coffee exports exceeded 13 million bags, 1.6% up from the 12.8 million bags recorded in the same previous period.

And so far this coffee year (October 2018-February 2019), coffee exports were around 6 million bags, 6% up from almost 5.7 million bags in the same previous period.

 

Coffee exports-February 2019

(60kg bags)

February 2019

1,256,000

February 2018

1,098,000

Variation

14.4%

 

Year-to-date coffee exports

(60kg bags)

January-February 2019

2,422,000

January-February 2018

2,151,000

Variation

12.6%

 

Coffee exports-Last 12 months

(60kg bags)

March 2018-February 2019

13,022,000

March 2017-February 2018

12,815,000

Variation

1.6%

 

Coffee year exports

(60kg bags)

October 2018-February 2019

5,996,000

October 2017-February 2018

5,658,000

Variation

6.0%


 

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