By Mai Ngoc Chau
Coffee production in Gia Lai province of Central Highlands is expected to climb to 225,387 tons in 2018-19, 2.4% more than an earlier estimate, on an increase in the production area, says Tran Xuan Khai, vice head of crop production and plant protection unit under the provincial department of agriculture.
NOTE: Gia Lai, which accounts for about 15% of Vietnamís coffee production, earlier estimated 2018-19 output at 220,000 tons vs est. 217,380 tons a year earlier
Production area seen climbing by 4,410 ha y/y to 83,170 ha, Khai says by phone
Total cultivated area seen expanding by 1,200 ha this year to 95,220 ha
NOTE: Countryís total coffee area est. at 664,000 ha as of end-2017
Growers in Gia Lai had collected 70% of the crop as of Nov. 27 vs 75% a year earlier
Harvest likely to be completed within 2 weeks
The province received little rain during Typhoon Usagi last weekend
NOTE: Vietnam Coffee Beltís Eastern Area Seen Impacted by Coming Storm
Yields may fall to 2.71 tons per ha from a record high of 2.76 tons a year earlier on cherry droppings and smaller beans due to prolonged rain during July-Sept.
NOTE: ĎBeanlessí Coffee Phenomenon Is Trouble for Vietnamís Output
About one-third of the provinceís cultivated area has got low-yielding varieties that produce coffee fruits having single beans with smaller sizes
Farmers have replanted 9,520 ha of land since 2015, including est. 3,360 ha this year, out of more than 13,610 ha planned through 2020
The province plans to replant more than 10,000 ha of aging trees in 2020-2025
NOTE: Vietnam Coffee Harvest About 35% Complete as of Nov. 20: Group
NOTE: Vietnamís Dak Lak Coffee Output Seen Rising ~5% to 430,000 Tons
Vietnam Coffee Region Faces Partial Drought in Early 2019
By Mai Ngoc Chau
Central Highlands, Vietnamís major coffee-growing belt, likely to experience water scarcity or partial drought during first months of next year, National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting says on its website today.
Almost no rains expected in first months of 2019
Rainfall forecast to be 20%-50% lower than long-term avg. in Nov.-April
Water level in rivers in Oct.-Dec. seen to be 5%-20% lower than historical avg.
Water level in rivers in Jan.-April seen to be 10%-50% lower than long-term avg.
Temperatures seen to be similar to historical avg. in Nov.-April
NOTE: Rain Season May End Earlier in Vietnamís Coffee Growing Region
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