The Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) estimated on Tuesday the production of coffee in the country in 2018 in a record 59.6 million bags of 60 kg, an increase of 1.7 percent in relation to the previous month, with a revaluation of the harvest in Minas Gerais, the main producing State of the arabica variety.
Brazil’s arabica production was estimated at 44.8 million bags, an increase of 2.5 percent over the previous month, after a 3.5 percent increase in the total harvested in Minas Gerais.
Mining production is expected to reach 31.4 million bags, with a share of 70.2 percent of the total produced in Brazil.
In relation to the previous year, the Arabica coffee production increased by 28.2 percent.
“The excellent harvest was due to the positive biennium, the rainier climate in the main producing regions and the largest investments in cultural dealings made by producers,” IBGE said in a statement.