According to the latest sales report by CeCafe, coffee exports from Brazil reached an all-time high for the month of January, despite facing disruptions in shipping abroad. The country successfully exported a staggering 3.96 million 60-kilogram bags, marking a remarkable 39% increase compared to the same period last year. Notably, shipments of Conilon and robusta varieties experienced an unprecedented surge with a 503% increase, totaling 457,787 bags, while Arabica shipments amounted to 3.21 million bags.
CeCafe President Márcio Ferreira highlighted that Brazilian coffee exports have managed to overcome the challenges posed by the disruption of freight through the Red Sea. However, he cautioned about potential future setbacks, stating that if the attacks on the North Africa-Middle East link and the drought in Central America persist, it could undoubtedly lead to higher freight costs or even a shortage of vessels, further complicating the coffee export landscape in Brazil.
It is worth noting that Brazil’s remarkable achievement in coffee exports emphasizes its position as a global leader in the industry. As we move forward, monitoring the potential challenges that lie ahead will be crucial for stakeholders within the coffee trade.