Brazil sells 90% of last coffee crop before new harvest

The marketing of Brazil's coffee 2020/21 (July/June) crop reached 90% of the total projected by April 13th, reported consulting firm Safras & Mercado on Thursday, April 15th, at a time when producers have prepared for the harvest of the new season.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Safras & Mercado data shows an increase of 3 percentage points in sales compared to the previous month, slightly above the rate at the same time last year for the 2019/20 crop (89%) and also the average of the past five years for the period (88%).

"The arrival of the Brazilian 2021 crop explains the advance in the flow of sales," Safras & Mercado consultant Gil Barabach said in a note.

Some producers of canefora coffee (robusta or conilon), which usually start work before those who grow arabica, have already started, but are still few . . .

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