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Issue Date: Vol. 57, No. 1, January 2017, Posted On: 1/17/2017

Colombian Coffee Production Reached 14.2 Million Bags In 2016

Emily Jed
TAGS: Colombia coffee production, mild washed arabica coffee, 60-kilo coffee bags, office coffee service, vending

BOGOTA -- Colombia, the world's largest producer of mild washed arabica coffee, produced a total of 14.2 million 60-kilo bags between January 2016 and December 2016.

The Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) reported that during December 2016, production reached 1.3 million bags. This represented a 9% decrease from December 2015's 1.4 million bags. By contrast, so far this coffee year, which began in October 2016, coffee production has registered a 5% increase to nearly 4.4 million bags.

Between January 2016 and December 2016, Colombian coffee exports reached 12.9 million bags. This represents a 1% increase over the 12.7 million bags registered during 2015.

In December 2016, coffee exports saw a 23% increase, reaching 1.5 million 6- kilo bags. And during the first three months of this coffee year, Colombian exports reached 4 million bags. This represented a 15.8% increase, compared with the 3.5 million bags sold in international markets during the same period in the prior coffee year.

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