During market year (MY) 2017/18 (April/March), Ecuador’s domestic bean production increased due to better than expected results in the recovery of old plantations and the addition of new cultivars. Production will increase further in MY 2018/19. Exports in MY 2017/18 increased significantly due to a recovery in the competiveness of the processed-coffee sector. Germany and Russia were Ecuador’s top two markets for its exports of soluble coffee products. Coffee exports will increase in MY 2018/19.