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Colombian coffee exports fall 11% in June

The flow of cargo to the ports has been normalizing thanks to extensive logistical work, so that the indicator recovered much of the ground lost the previous month as a result of the blockades.


Colombian coffee harvesting.

In June, Colombian coffee exports recovered much of the ground lost by the blockades and fell just 11%, to 986,000 60-kg bags of green coffee, compared to 1,111,000 bags exported in the same month of 2020.

Although it has not yet been possible to update coffee exports, it is worth noting the important logistical work carried out to reach the current level of shipments, after the main port of Colombia, Buenaventura, where more than 60 % of the country's coffee will last more than 40 days blocked ”, said the General Manager of the FNC, Roberto Vélez Vallejo.

So far this year, exports grew 2%, to more than 5.8 million 60-kg bags, compared to the more than 5.7 million bags exported in the first half of 2020.

In the last 12 months, coffee exports fell 2% to 12.6 million 60-kg bags compared to the more than 12.8 million bags exported a year earlier, while so far this coffee year they remained practically without changes.

Regarding the monthly registered production, as for May, as this is calculated based on demand, the figure is not published for June taking into account that it would not correspond to real production, given the substantial alterations in the variables, it is also on the way to normalization.

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