The COVID-19 pandemic, according to the exporting countries, will continue to affect coffee supply chains. Farmers and producers expect to experience prolonged labor shortages, increased production costs, diminished infrastructure, and a reduction in commitments from buyers. Learn more about the
Author: Andrea Grassia
According to Cecafé monthly report, Brazilian coffee exports recorded a decrease of 24.3% in February 2020: 2.7 million bags compared to over 3.5 million recorded in the same month of 2019. Arabica coffee represented 81.5% of total exports in February with 2.2 million bags shipped. Instant coffee made up 10.4% to 281,000 bags. Robusta coffee contributed 8.1% of exports with 219,000 bags, an increase of 3.3% on an annual basis. The main destinations for Brazilian coffee were the United States, Germany and Italy.
According to preliminary estimates published by International Coffee organization world coffee numbers has decreased compared to last year.
World coffee consumption is estimated 169.3 million bags, 0.7% greater than in 2018/19 but Covid-19 presents a risk to global coffee consumption.