The year began with record-high coffee exports in the country. Data from the Council of Coffee Exporters (Cecafé) shows that January ended with 3.28 million bags exported, the best result ever achieved for the month. The number refers to total exports of green, soluble, roasted and ground coffee.
According to the Cecafé, the volume sold was 20.8% higher than in the same month in 2018, when exports reached 2.72 million bags. Total revenue reached US$ 439 million.
Among coffee types, Arabica beans accounted for 88.5% of the total, with 2.9 million bags, up 15.5% compared to January 2018. Soluble coffee exports made up 7.2% of the total volume sold, with 237 thousand bags and 27.7% growth.
Conilon (Robusta) coffee, which accounted for 4.2% of all shipments, was the fastest-growing variety during the period. Exports of the product reached 138,500 bags, 986% more than in January 2018.
"This result is a reflection of a good harvest and the quality and competence of the Brazilian production chain. Our expectation is that export performance will continue to be positive during the rest of the coffee harvest year, leading to excellent products for importers and, above all, final consumers,” said Cecafé President Nelson Carvalhaes.