CoffeeNetwork (New York) - The record coffee production recorded in 2018 had an impact on private inventories of coffee this year. According to a survey conducted by Companhia Nacional de Abastecimento (Conab), released today, the amount of coffee stored until March 31 reached 12.8 million bags, an increase of 31.2% when compared with the volume recorded in the previous survey, which was 9.8 million bags.
The Arabica variety accounts for 92% of the total, with about 11.8 million bags. The conilon type represents 8% of the stored volume, reaching approximately 1 million bags.
The leader in the national production with the three largest producing states of the country, the Southeast Region accounts for 94.77% of the coffee stocks. In Minas Gerais, for example, there are records of storage of 9.2 million bags of arabica and 13,700 bags of conilon, an increase of 24.2% from last year. Espírito Santo also saw increases, going from 542,2000 bags of conilon coffee to 769,900 bags, an increase of 42%. In São Paulo, the increase was 44.1% year on year, with the 1.9 million bag of coffee stored, between arabica and conilon.
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