09/10/19 - 4:54 pm
Sao Paulo, 10 - Exports of green, soluble and roasted & ground coffee from Brazil in August fell 9.5% compared to the same month of 2018, with shipment of 3.2 million bags of 60 kilos, reported on Tuesday. Tuesday, 10, the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé). Revenue fell 19.2% in the period to $ 398.4 million.
The average price was 10.8% lower than last August, at $ 124.20 / bag.
“The volume of exports registered in August was very positive and indicates that we will close the calendar year with an excellent performance,” said Cecafé President Nelson Carvalhaes in a statement. “It is important to highlight that the five main buyer countries showed a 30% increase in imported volume from January to August, compared to the same period last year. This means that Brazilian coffee has been expanding its space abroad, recovering the market and reinforcing its recognition as a high quality coffee and production totally focused on sustainability. ”
In the past month, Arabica coffee accounted for 75.8% of the total exported volume; followed by conilon (robusta), with 14.4%. Soluble accounted for 9.8% of exports.
From January to August, the total volume of coffee exported is 27 million bags, an increase of 30.8% over the same period of 2018.
According to Cecafé, it is the largest volume exported in the period in the last five years. Also in the first eight months of the year, foreign exchange revenue rose 7.3% to $ 3.4 billion.
"It is also worth mentioning that in the last 12 months Brazil has exported 42 million bags, signaling a historical record of coffee exports for this year," says a note from Cecafé.
The main destination for Brazilian coffee between January and August was the United States (5.1 million bags, 19% of total exports), followed by Germany (4.4 million bags, 16.3% of total) and Italy. (2.5 million bags, 9.1% share).
In differentiated coffee, the country has exported 5 million bags since January, an increase of 46.3% compared to 2018. Foreign exchange revenue in the period was US $ 789 million, 23.4% of Brazil's total exports.
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