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Colombia: Production and export volumes increased in 4/2015

According to the FNC, the success of recent months is largely the result of re-cultivation, conversion of new varieties with disease resistance and better adapted to the climate.

From Bogota, federation of coffee growers of Colombia (FNC) said output of Arabica coffee producers world's largest clean soothe reached 924,000 bags (bag = 60 kg) in April, an increase of over 11% with yields achieved in the previous month.

Meanwhile, since the beginning of this year (January - April) coffee production reached 3.8 million bags, an increase of 8% compared with only 3.5 million bags harvested in the first 4 months of 2014.

Carlos Castaneda, who was named Colombia's new Juan Valdez, poses with "Conchita" during news conference in Bogota


In the last 12 months, from month to month 4/2015 5/2014, Colombia's coffee production totaled 12.4 million bags, up 10% from 11.3 million harvested in the previous 12 months.

Colombia coffee output recovered and returned to historical levels as a result of the replanting program, conversion of new varieties with disease resistance and better adapted to the climate. During almost 5 years (2009-2014), the total number of 3.25 million coffee trees in the country has been replaced.

Along with manufacturing, the report FNC coffee exports are also increasing. In April were sold abroad achieved a turnover of 927 000 tui khi of coffee, up 13% from 822,000 bags exported in the previous five months Wednesday.

According to FNC, export volumes grew at a lower output speed by spending more supplies for domestic industries. In the first 4 months of the year, Colombia exported only 3.8 million bags of coffee, up 3% compared to 3.7 million bags exported in the first 4 months of 2014.

In the past 12 months, Colombia has exported 11.1 million bags, an increase of 5% compared to 10.6 million bags exported in 12 months last year.


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(source FNC/Giacaphe.vn)