IBGE Pegs Brazil’s 2019-2020 Coffee Crop at 53.4 Million Bags
CoffeeNetwork (New York) - Brazil’s Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) has pegged Brazil’s 2019-2020 at 53.4 million bags, down 10.8% from the 59.6 million bags produced in the previous coffee year.
For Arabica coffee, production is pegged at 38.2 million bags, a decline of 14.9% from the 44.8 million bags produced in 2018-2019. The planted area (1.7 million hectares) declined by 0.2%. The area to be harvested (1.5 million hectares) increased by 0.3% and the average yield (1,541 kg / ha) was estimated to have decreased by 15.1%, due to the off year of the biennial cycle of the harvest. Minas Gerais, the largest producer of Arabica coffee in the country, with 70.1% of the national total, is estimated to produce 27.3 million bags, a decline of 13.4% from the previous year. For São Paulo, production is expected to decline of 27.4% and in Espírito Santo, down 21.2% year on year.
For Conillon, production is pegged at 15.2 million bags, an increase of 1.5% in relation to the previous year. In Espírito Santo production is forecast to increase by 2.6% and in Rondônia, production is should be up 3.3% in relation to the previous year.
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