South America - the largest coffee producing region in the world - grew by 3.3% in this harvest and reached 77 million bags of 60kg.
11/29/2018 World coffee production in the 2017-2018 harvest year was estimated at 163.5l million 60kg bags, an increase of 4.8% over the same period last year. Of this volume, the global production of arabica coffee reached 101.23 million bags and robust coffee 62.28 million bags of 60 kg, numbers that represent growth of 1.7% and 10.5%, respectively, when compared to the same previous period.
Based on these data on the performance of coffee cultivation, comparing the 2017-2018 crop with the previous one, there is an increase in production in the four major coffee producing regions of the planet. This is the case of the largest coffee producing region - South America - whose harvest increased by 3.3% to 76.98 million. Next came the producing countries of Asia and Oceania, a region that had an estimated production of 47.95 million bags and growth of 8.3%. In the third largest region - Mexico and Central America - production reached 21.34 million bags with a 4.3% growth. Following this ranking, come the African countries, which increased by 3.4% and reached a volume equivalent to 17.25 million bags of 60kg.
Data for these analyzes of world coffee production were taken from the Coffee Market Report - October 2018, by the International Coffee Organization - ICO, based in London, UK, of which Brazil is a member country. The Report, which is published monthly, is available in full, as well as all other issues since July 2014, at the Coffee Observatory of the Consórcio Pesquisa Café, coordinated by Embrapa Café. from October to September.
The Report on the Coffee Market - October 2018 also highlights the fact that global exports of 'green' Arabica coffee totaled 70.95 million and that of robust 'green' 39.24 million 60 kg sacks in coffee year 2017 -2018. And more than that, in September 2018 alone, world coffee exports totaled the equivalent of 9.43 million bags of 60kg, 9.3% more than the same month of the previous year.
According to ICO data for the coffee year 2017-2018, the total exports grew by only 2%, reaching 121.86 million, compared to 119.52 million 60kg bags in 2016-2017. In this context, in September 2018, the document points out that Brazil and Colombia accounted for 60.4% of total exports of green arabica and Vietnam for 60% of total exports of robust green.
The Coffee Market Report - October 2018 provides a broad picture of coffee exports in coffee year 2017-2018. Brazil, for example, exported 32.34 million bags, 9.8% more than the 2016/17 exports. In relation to Vietnam, there was an increase of 21.7%, with exports of 28.64 million bags compared to the previous harvest. Meanwhile, Colombia's exports decreased by 5.7% and reached 12.72 million bags in the same period. In Honduras, after reaching a record volume of 7.29 million bags last year, exports fell to 7.14 million bags in the harvest this year. And India, which was the fifth largest coffee exporting country in the same coffee year 2017-2018, had its exports reduced by 1.4%, reaching 6.28 million bags.
Finally, the ICO Report concludes these analyzes of coffee exports, noting that Indonesia's sales abroad were the most declining, as they fell from 8.72 million bags in 2016-2017 to 5.64 million in this harvest. In Uganda, exports also declined, after a record year, as the country reached 4.61 million in 2016-2017, as its exports were reduced to 4.36 million in 2017-2018. As for Peru, sales abroad remained practically stable, with 3.96 million bags. In contrast, exports from Ethiopia and Guatemala increased by 4.5% and 5.4%, to 3.65 million and 3.47 million bags, respectively.
Access the Coffee Observatory and read in full the ICO Coffee Market Report - October 2018, as well as all other editions since July 2014, at the link: http://www.consorciopesquisacafe.com.br/index .php / press / news / 423-world-data # b
Source: Embrapa Café
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