Global coffee production to decrease in 2019/20 due to decline in Brazil’s Arabica

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) in its October 2019 market report,projects that world coffee production will decrease in coffee year 2019/20.

Production is estimated at 167.4 million 60-kilogram bags, 0.9 per cent lower than the prior year. Arabia output is expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent to 95.68 million bags, while Robusta production is expected to rise by 1.5 per cent to 71.72 million bags.

South America’s production is expected to fall by 3.2 per cent to 78.08 million bags, due largely to the decline in Brazil’s Arabica output in its off-year of the biennial crop cycle.

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Production from Asia and Oceania is projected to grow by 1.9 per cent to 49.58 million bags due largely to a recovery in Indonesia’s output while Vietnam is expected to remain stable.

Central America and Mexico could see an increase of 0.9 per cent to 21.54 million bags while Africa’s output is estimated to decline by 0.6 per cent to 18.2 million bags.

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