USDA expects lowest Brazilian coffee crop in 4 years

"Adverse weather conditions in arabica growing regions and the mainly in-season trees of the biennial production cycle explain the projected decline," USDA commented.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Brazilian coffee production for the 2021/22 (July-June) crop was estimated at 56.3 million 60-kilo bags, a 19% reduction compared to last cycle's revised record of 69.9 million bags, pointed out the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to a report from its São Paulo office.

Production in 2021/22 will be the lowest since the 2017/18 season, when it totaled 52.10 million bags, the USDA noted.

However, that year the production of arabica, Brazil's main type of coffee, was 4.5 million bags higher than . . .

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