In September of this year, the country exported 3.8 million bags of coffee - considering the sum of green, soluble and roasted & ground coffee. The volume represents the largest quantity of Brazilian coffee exported for the month and an increase of 8.6% in relation to September 2019. The foreign exchange revenue generated by exports reached US $ 458 million, also representing an increase, of 3.6 %, compared to the same period last year. When converted into reais, revenue was equivalent to R $ 2.5 billion, an increase of 35.7% in relation to September 2019. The average price of a sack of coffee was US $ 120.7 / sack. The data are from Cecafé - Council of Coffee Exporters in Brazil.
With regard to varieties, in September, arabica coffee corresponded to 74.8% of the total volume exported, with 2.8 million bags. Conilon coffee represented 17.7% of participation, with the shipment of 672.5 thousand bags, 93.8% more compared to the volume exported in September 2019. Soluble coffee represented 7.5% of exports, equivalent to 283.1 thousand bags.
"We are very satisfied with the results of coffee exports in September. Sales volume was a record in relation to the same month in previous years and, in addition, we had a very significant increase in total revenue in reais. We also observed that the results could have been even better, in the order of 10 to 15%, were it not for the logistical problems of lack of containers and spaces on the vessels. September also marks the effective entry of the 2020/2021 harvest, registering an excellent performance both in quantity Despite the strong challenges generated by the pandemic in 2020, it is important to highlight that the agribusiness coffee chain continues to perform its activities with high quality and sustainability, strictly complying with the safety and protection measures of employees,according to the rules of WHO and state and municipal public health institutions ", says Nelson Carvalhaes, president of Cecafé.
The total coffee exported in the calendar year (January to September 2020) was 30.5 million bags, with foreign exchange revenue of US $ 3.9 billion, equivalent to R $ 19.6 billion. Revenue in reais represents a growth of 31.7% compared to the period from January to September 2019 and the average price in the period was US $ 126.8, an increase of 1.4% in relation to the period from January to September and 2019.
Among the varieties shipped in the calendar year, robusta coffee also stood out, due to the 22.3% increase in exports, when compared to the volume of the variety exported from January to September last year. Conilon coffees corresponded to 12.2% of the total volume exported in the period, with 3.7 million bags. Arabica coffee had a 77.9% share in exports, with 23.8 million bags, while soluble coffee accounted for 9.8% of shipments, with 3 million bags.
The main destinations for Brazilian coffee in the calendar year were, respectively: United States, which imported 5.6 million bags of coffee (18.5% of the total shipped in the period); Germany, with 5.1 million imported bags (16.9%); Belgium, with 2.4 million bags (7.8%); Italy, with 2.3 million bags (7.4%); Japan, with 1.5 million bags (5.1%); Turkey, with 960.8 thousand bags (3.2%); Russian Federation, with 940,500 bags (3.1%); Mexico, with 782.2 thousand bags (2.6%); Spain, with 700 thousand bags (2.3%); and Canada, with 624.2 thousand bags (2%).
Among them, Mexico, the Russian Federation and Belgium showed greater prominence with the increase of close to 19% in imports of the Brazilian product.
Among the continents and economic blocs, the growth of 24.1% in exports to the countries of South America stands out; 53.9% for Africa; 90.6% for Central America; 25.7% for the BRICS countries; 24.1% to Eastern Europe, in addition to the 37.6% increase in shipments to coffee producing countries. It is also worth mentioning the 60.7% increase in Brazilian green coffee exports to producer countries in the period, equivalent to 1.5 million bags.
In the calendar year, Brazil exported 5.1 million bags of differentiated coffees (which are coffees that have superior quality or some type of sustainable practices certificate), the second largest volume of differentiated coffees shipped for the period in the last five years. The volume represents a 16.8% share of the total coffee exported this year and the foreign exchange revenue generated with the export of differentiated coffees from Brazil was US $ 834.6 million, representing 21.6% of the total value of exports in the year 2020.
The main destinations for differentiated coffees were, respectively: USA, which imported 1 million bags (20.1% of the total volume shipped in the calendar year); Germany, with 726.8 thousand bags (14.2% share); Belgium, with 625.6 thousand bags (12.2%); Japan, with 420 thousand bags (8.2%); Italy, with 354.4 thousand bags (6.9%); Spain, with 196.4 thousand (3.8%); United Kingdom, with 194.6 thousand bags (3.8%); Sweden, with 168,800 bags (3.3%); Canada, with 161 thousand bags (3.1%); and the Netherlands, with 137,100 bags (2.7%).
Crop Year 2020/21
In the first three months of the Crop Year 2020/21 (Jul-Sep), Brazil presented the best historical performance for exports at the beginning of the harvest, demonstrating that the Brazilian coffee harvest in this cycle has significantly entered the market, due volume and quality. In the period, the country exported 10.5 million bags of coffee, registering the highest volume of exports for the period in the last five years and growth of 2.7% in relation to the same period of the previous harvest. The foreign exchange revenue generated by exports was US $ 1.3 billion, equivalent to R $ 6.8 billion, an increase of 34.3% in relation to the previous harvest period. The average price was US $ 119.5.
The Port of Santos continues to lead the majority of exports in the calendar year 2020, with 78.5% of the total volume exported from it (equivalent to 24 million bags). In second place are the ports of Rio de Janeiro, with 14% of shipments (4.3 million bags).
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