By Jeffrey T. Lewis
(Dow Jones) -- SÃO PAULO--Brazilian coffee exports rose in April as sales abroad of the robusta variety jumped, according to exporters group Cecafe.
The South American country exported 3.3 million 132-pound bags of coffee last month, an increase of 2.5% from the same month a year earlier, Cecafe said Tuesday. Sales abroad of the arabica variety of coffee fell 1.1% to 2.7 million bags, while exports of robusta beans rose 30.3% from April, 2019 to 313,145 bags.
Sales of processed coffee, including ground, roasted and instant, rose 12% to 359,030 bags.
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