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Brazil exports 2.5m bags of coffee in July; revenue reaches US$ 583.7 million as the volume implies a 15% drop, but the value is 40% higher compared 2021
Brazil exports 2.5m bags of coffee in July; revenue reaches US$ 583.7 million as the volume implies a 15% drop, but the value is 40% higher compared 2021
August 18 - 2022
Coffee Geography Magazine

Brazilian coffee exports totaled 2.476 million bags of 60 kg in July, the first month of the 2022/23 crop year, a volume that implies a decrease of 14.9% compared to the 2.909 million registered in the same month of 2021. In terms of revenue, remittances generated US$ 583.7 million, with an increase of 40.3% in the same comparison. The data are part of the monthly statistical report of the Council of Coffee Exporters of Brazil (Cecafé). 
The entity's president, Günter Häusler, assesses that the performance in July reflects the continuity of logistical bottlenecks and the heated demand of the national industry for robustas and conilons. 
“Brazilian manufacturers of roasted and ground coffee and soluble coffee have maintained strong demand for canephora in their blends, and we cannot forget that, despite a slight improvement, obstacles to global maritime trade still persist”, he comments. Recalling that the entry of new crops takes place, with greater weight, from the months of August onwards, he believes that a slight delay in the picking work, registered at the beginning of the current cycle's harvest, and the slightly slower commercialization can also impacted performance in July.
“The harvest today is at a normal pace, but the delay that occurred in the previous months had a slight effect on exports. In addition, the strong and recent fluctuations in prices, combined with the continuation of the war and the uncertainties related to the global macroeconomy, have reduced the dynamics of commercialization, causing producers to analyze the best scenarios to carry out sales”, added Häusler. 
Regarding revenue, the president of Cecafé explains that it results from the high levels of internal and external prices of the product, in addition to the favorable exchange rate. “We also highlight the competence of the logistics professionals of Brazilian exporters, who, in the face of high freight costs and less availability of containers and space on ships, find ways for Brazil to continue honoring its international commitments. Last month, for example, there was another export via break bulk ”, he said. 
 With the exchange rate and favorable prices, the foreign exchange revenue from shipments carried out between January and July 2022 reached a historic record of US$ 5.231 billion, which is equivalent to a growth of 62.4% compared to the value recorded in the same year. range last year. 
In terms of volume, coffee exports from Brazil, in the first seven months of this year, account for 22.444 million bags, showing a decline of 5.9% compared to 2021. 
From January to the end of July this year, the United States led the ranking of national coffee exports. North Americans imported 4.659 million bags, a volume 2.9% higher than the 4.526 million purchased in the same period in 2021 and which corresponded to 20.8% of total shipments from Brazil in 2022. Germany, representing 17.9%, imported 4.015 million bags (-4.1%) and occupied second place in the table. Then came Belgium, with the purchase of 1.993 million bags (+17.5%); Italy, with 1.817 million (+8.0%); and Japan, with the acquisition of 991,898 bags (-26.8%).
Among the top 10 coffee destinations in Brazil in the seven months of this year, only Germans and Japanese reduced the volume purchased compared to 2021. Colombia, sixth in the ranking, increased imports by 14.2%, followed by Spain ( 7th), with an increase of 26.0%; United Kingdom (8th), with growth of 7.9%; South Korea (9th), with an increase of 27.0%; and Holland (10th), with growth of 61.9%. 
 Arabica coffee was the most exported in 2022, with 19.299 million bags shipped abroad, which corresponded to 86.0% of the total. Soluble coffee registered shipments equivalent to 2.181 million bags, accounting for 9.7%. Then came the canéfora variety (robusta + conilon), with exports of 939,334 bags (4.2%), and the roasted and roasted and ground product, with 24,395 bags (0.1%). 
 Differentiated coffees, which have superior quality or some type of certificate of sustainable practices, accounted for 17.4% of total Brazilian exports of the product from January to July 2022, with the shipment of 3.915 million bags abroad. This volume represents an increase of 1.2% compared to the 3.868 million bags shipped by the country in the same period of the previous year. The average price of this product was US$ 288.65 per bag, providing revenue of US$ 1.130 billion in the seven months, which corresponds to 21.6% of the obtained with total shipments. In the annual comparison, the value is 67.1% higher than that calculated in the same previous interval. 
In the ranking of the main destinations of differentiated coffees between January and July, the United States is at the top, with imports of 961,072 bags, equivalent to 24.5% of the total of this type of product exported. Then come Germany, with 690,454 bags and a representation of 17.6%; Belgium, with 522,913 bags (13.4%); Italy, with 262,218 bags (6.7%); and Japan, with 166,073 bags (4.2%). 
 The maritime complex of Santos (SP) remains the main exporter of coffee from Brazil in the calendar year, with shipments of 18.538 million bags, which is equivalent to 82.6% of the total. Closing the list of the first three are the ports of Rio de Janeiro, which account for 12.8% of shipments with the shipment of 2.871 million bags in the seven months of 2022, and Paranaguá (PR), with the export of 217,234 bags (1.0%).