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Brazilian coffee accounts for 31.3% of global production

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Expectations are that the harvest will reach 47.51 million 60 kg bags. Revenues should reach R$ 22.2 billion
published: Jan 18, 2017 12:00 AM last modified: Jan 19, 2017 12:29 PM
Agência Brasil Total area with planted coffee in the country totalled 2.23 million hectares

Total area with planted coffee in the country totalled 2.23 million hectares

The coffee harvest in Brazil may reach 47.51 million bags of 60 kg this year. If the value is confirmed, the country will have accounted for 31.3% of global output. The information, supplied by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), was released on Wednesday (18).

The same data also shows that if this value is indeed reached, gross revenue with coffee will be at around R$ 22.2 billion. The performance reflects in part the size of planted coffee area in the country, which totalled 2.23 million hectares this year.

Investments in technology also helped boost the harvest. “This result is mainly due to the recovery of productivity in the states of Bahia and Rondônia, as well as the more widespread use of technologies such as clonal coffee planting and great investments in crops," the National Supply Company (Conab) said in a statement released recently.

Biggest coffee producers

The six Brazilian states with the largest acreage for coffee are Minas Gerais (1.22 million hectares); Espírito Santo (433,000 hectares); Sao Paulo (216,000 hectares); Bahia (171,000 hectares); Rondônia (95,000 hectares); and Paraná (49,000 hectares).