Frosts caused damage to at least 8% of arabica coffee crops in Brazil

The Arabica variety represents about 82% of Brazilian coffee exports, while the Robusta bean accounts for 9%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Frosts last Tuesday (20) may have caused "light to severe" damage to between 8% and 11% of Arabica coffee crops in Brazil, the world's largest producer and exporter of the bean, the Ministry of Agriculture reported Friday.

"It is estimated that the frosts that occurred on July 20 affected an area of between 150,000 and 200,000 hectares of arabica coffee crops, with the possibility of low, medium and high-intensity impacts," the National Supply Company (Conab), a technical body under the Ministry, said in a statement.

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