Brazil’s coffee exports are holding steady next season, despite a weak year for the coffee productions, as officials issued a relatively positive harvest forecast, citing “excellent vigour” in trees in the key state of Minas Gervais.
The U.S. Department of agriculture expects the supply and demand of Brazilian coffee to remain balanced with productions and exports to be kept at an average of 33.0 million bags for this year and the next.
However, The USDA bureau forecasts production with a down of 4.0 million bags at 52.1 million bags, above the estimates from many other analysts.
By comparison, Robusta outputs by expectations will be around 11.6 million bags which would be within the range of those from other commentators, the report highlighted that “production potential will be somehow affected by the water deficit experienced the past three years" in states where the variety is grown.
Coffee consumption and demand is reached an average of 20.7 million bags, which is an increase of, Brazil is seen as resorting to a run-down of its stocks to keep exports level, with inventories seen shrinking by 28% to 3.89 million bags in the years 2017-2018.
Brazil’s coffee inventories, Robusta beans to be in particular is a matter of some dispute, with ideas that they are larger than had been prompting the government this year to shelve plans to allow, imports of Robusta.