C offee production has been affected by difficult weather conditions, associated with extreme rains.
The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia announced that, during March 2022, coffee production was 914,000 60-kg bags of green coffee.
The data represents 13% less compared to the almost 1.1 million bags produced in the same month of 2021.
“The foregoing is a product of the difficult climatic conditions, associated with extreme rains, and the fact that historically March is a month of not very large harvests,” warns the report.
With this result, so far this year (January-March), production exceeded 2.7 million bags, 16% less compared to the 3.2 million bags produced in the same previous period.
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“In the last 12 months (April 2021-March 2022), the registered production also fell 16% to just over 12 million 60-kg bags compared to the almost 14.3 million bags harvested a year ago,” says the document.
The Federation also warned that, in March, Colombian coffee exports fell 1%, to 1,121,000 bags of coffee compared to 1,128,000 positions abroad in the same month of 2021.
Thanks to this result, it is known that, so far this year, exports exceeded 3.1 million 60-kg bags, 10% less compared to the almost 3.5 million exported a year earlier.
“In the last 12 months (April 2021-March 2022), exports fell 6%, to 12.1 million bags, compared to the almost 13 million bags exported in the same previous period,” the document concludes.