Coffee production in Colombia fell by 22% in November

Bogotá, Dec 6 (EFE) .- Colombia produced 1.1 million 60-kilogram bags of coffee in November, which is 22% less than the 1.4 million in the same month of 2020, the National Federation reported on Monday de Cafeteros (FNC).

In this way, the production from January to November was more than 11.2 million bags, which is also 8% less than the 12.1 million produced in the same period of 2020, according to a statement from the FNC.

On the other hand, so far this coffee year (October and November 2021), 2.1 million bags have been extracted, a drop of 18% compared to the 2.6 million in the same period of the previous year.

Colombia also registered an 11% drop in its grain exports last month, which totaled 1.1 million bags in contrast to the almost 1.3 million placed abroad in November 2020.

The FNC also reported that, despite this downturn, exports have remained stable so far this year at around 11.2 million bags.

In the last 12 months (December 2020 to November 2021), there is also a stability in exports, with around 12.6 million bags.

Colombia is the world’s largest producer of mild washed Arabica coffee and some 540,000 peasant families earn their livelihoods from its activity.

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