Colombian coffee production falls in March
April 25 - 2023
Coffee Geography Magazine
Registered coffee production in Colombia, the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica, was 799,000 60-kg bags, down 13% from the 914,000 bags produced in the same month of 2022 in March. Year-to-date (January-March) production showed a slight drop of 1% to 2.69 million bags from the 2.71 million bags produced in the same period last year. In the last 12 months (April 2022-March 2023), production fell 8% to almost 11.1 million bags from just over 12 million a year earlier. And so far this coffee year (October 2022-March 2023), production topped 5.6 million bags, down 10% from the 6.2 million bags produced in the same previous period.
Exports fall 10% in the last 12 months
Exports fell 19% to 906,000 60-kg bags of green coffee from over 1.1 million bags sold abroad in the same month of 2022. YTD exports reached 2.7 million bags, down 15% from the 3.1 million bags exported in the same previous period. In the last 12 months, exports fell 10% to 10.9 million bags from the 12.1 million bags exported a year earlier. And so far this coffee year, exports reached 5.5 million bags, down 14% from the 6.4 million bags shipped abroad in the same previous period.