Ecuador: Coffee Annual
Coffee production for marketing year (MY) 2021/22 (April to March) is forecast at 261,000 60-kilogram (kg) bags of Green Bean Equivalent (GBE) basis, an increase of two percent over the MY 2020/2021 estimate of 255,000 60-kg bags. Despite government and private sector efforts to recover national coffee production, planted area in marketing year 2021/2022 is expected to remain at 60,000 hectares. Exports are expected to fall to 444,000 60-kg bags after a jump in exports the previous year. The continued COVID-19 pandemic could cause some issues with harvesting and processing of coffee in Ecuador.