Colombia’s coffee production fell to 10.7 million bags (-9.3%) in CY 2022/23 due to La Niña

Asian Green
Published Nov 23, 2023

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Colombia's coffee production is expected to decrease by 9.3% in 2023/2023 due to dryer conditions and the El Niño phenomenon, but is projected to recover in 2023/2024. Extreme drought conditions and coffee borer outbreaks may impact yield and harvest quality. The country is also exploring the possibility of Robusta production to substitute coffee imports and expand coffee crops in non-traditional areas.
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BOGOTA, Colombia – According to USDA’s new Gain Report, Colombia produced 10.7 million 60-kg bags green bean equivalent (GBE) green bean equivalent in MY 2023/23, a 9.3% decrease over the previous year, down from a previous official estimate of 11.3 million bags. In market year (MY) 2023/2024, Colombia’s coffee production is expected to recover to 11.5 million bags. In the first quarter of 2024, expected dryer conditions and improved luminosity on account of the El Niño phenomenon will support improved flowering of the main coffee harvest of the second half of 2024. However, coffee production growth remains modest as extreme drought conditions may impact both yield and harvest quality due to persistent coffee borer outbreaks that drastically cause economic loss and diminished cup quality. The Colombian Institute of Meteorology indicates that El Niño will emerge in the last quarter of 2023 and into early 2024, with forecasted higher temperatures and a 10-30 percent precipitation ...
Source: Comunicaffe
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