From an article in Gestion Peru: (Via Google Translate & authors correction)
Peruvian coffee exports totaled 40,371 bags in April, down 9.7% from the 44.685 bags of the same month last year, according to the Peruvian Chamber of Coffee and Cacao.
In the first four months of the year, exports fell 64% to 160,584 from 443,481 bags in the same period of 2014, said Luis Navarro, president of the group based in Lima. Each bag weighs 60 kg or 132 lbs.
According to figures from the Chamber, shipments in 2015 showed the slowest pace since at least 2005.
They (exports) experienced a drop amid low stocks remaining from the previous season, while the rains delayed the harvest that began last month and usually reaches its peak in July.
Peru is the third largest coffee producer in South America, after Brazil and Colombia.
Source: Exportaciones peruanas de café (Gestion via Google Translate)
Authors’ note: From what we can see, the harvest appears abundant so far this year. We await more reports from the fields…
The harvest was considerably delayed for large parts of the country (See here for more about the massive flooding this year.) As a result, the harvest will probably peak a little later than normal, but will likely surpass 2014 as the industry continues to recover from the coffee rust.
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