The amount of coffee exported by Brazil in February 2022, was 3.441 million 60kg bags, representing a drop of 13.6% over last year’s figure of 3.983 million bags. The result can be explained in part by the short season this year – Brazil has alternating long and short harvest cycles.
Exports of ground, roast and soluble coffee also fell 5.4%, to 294,713 bags
We are far from normal, with a lot of instability, alternating good weeks with bad ones, since the availability of containers and spaces on ships is still insufficient to transport what was dammed up in the port and to embark the loads that are arriving for exportNicolas Rueda, President of the Council of Coffee Exporters of Brazil (Cecafé)
The exported level is reasonably in-line with expectations, and supported by an overall improvement in shipping logistics, although we’ll have to see if that is maintained going forward after geo-political events may create an impact.
Rueda commented that this was actually a positive result.
“There was an improvement in the logistics scenario, which contributed to last month’s performance. However, we are far from normal, with enough instability, alternating good weeks with bad ones, because the availability of containers and spaces in ships, remain insufficient to drain what was dammed in the port, and ship the cargoes that are coming for export, requiring the logistics departments of exporters to anticipate the confirmation of their bookings for the consolidation of their volumes”.Nicolas Rueda, President of the Council of Coffee Exporters of Brazil (Cecafé)
Rueda also commented that the country was seeing strong demand for their canéforas (robusta) coffee. This is seen as a reaction to the high price of Arabica, which has been impacted by a number of problems, including the deadly frost in Brazil, and lower production in other countries.