Record Coffee Harvest in Brazil

The 2012-2013 Brazilian harvest will produce more than 50 million bags each weighing 60 kilos of processed grain.

Friday, September 7, 2012

According to projections from the state run National Supply Company (Conab) coffee production in Brazil's 2012 harvest will reach 50.48 million processed bags. This is the result of the third Conab survey, released on Thursday 6 September in Brasilia.

The result is an increase of 16.1% compared to the previous season, which was 43.48 million bags of 60 kg. Some of the reasons for this increase are the influence of the two-year cycle, and the investments made by producers. If the projections are confirmed, this will be the largest crop produced in the country, even surpassing the previous record of 48.48 million bags for the period 2002/2003. Compared with the 2010 harvest, the last year of the positive cycle, the production is 4.96% higher.

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