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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This year's coffee yield will be reduced by 20.5 percent when compared to 2018. According to the National Supply Company (CONAB), the estimate is to reach 48.99 million sacks. The data are in the 3rd coffee harvest survey, released on Tuesday, September 17th.

According to CONAB, the decrease is influenced by the negative biannual nature, when producers use the opportunity to carry out treatment on croplands, reducing the productive area; and by weather conditions.

"Coffee plantations have also been affected by high temperatures, while the vegetative cycle has felt the shortage of rainfall . . .

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