Ethiopia Coffee Production Forecast Lowered 12% on Dry Weather

Ethiopia’s coffee production forecast has been revised by 12% in the marketing year ended September due to dry conditions lowering yields. Production is expected at 7.3 million 60-kilogram bags, down from 8.3 million bags. Exports forecast has also been lowered by 19% to 3.9 million bags due to reduced output. Ethiopia, Africa’s largest coffee producer and the world’s fifth-largest arabica-coffee exporter, consumes almost half of its output. The Ethiopia Coffee Exchange has streamlined the coffee value chain, allowing coffee farmers, coffee unions, commercial farmers, and processors to export coffee directly to the international market without intermediaries.

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