Coffee harvest reaches 48% but remains below average


The harvest progressed well past week. The favorable climate, with the exception of Matas de Minas region, favored once again the progress of the coffee harvest and drying. The harvest rose by 7% over the previous week. Even so, it remains very late, especially when compared to the same period last year.

The weekly survey by SAFRAS indicates that until June 30 the harvest of the 20/21 season in Brazil reached 48% of the production estimated at 68.10 million 60-kg bags, with 33.01 million bags already reaped. The progress is well below the same period last year, when it was 62% complete, and slightly below the 5-year average of 51% for the period.

In the case of arabica, the harvest is at 39%, against 55% at the same time last year and 41% of the 5-year average. The conillon harvest reaches 70% of production. Nevertheless, it remains well below the same period last year (78%) and also below the 5-year average (81%).