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Brazil's coffee exports set record! Future may be hindered by new tax regulations

Published: 2024-07-21 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/07/21, Recently, the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé) released the Brazilian coffee industry report for May. According to reported data, Brazil exported 4.397 million bags (60 kilograms/bag) of coffee in May, setting a record for the month, compared with May last year. A significant increase of 79.6%. and gain the greatest

Recently, the Brazilian Council of Coffee exporters (Cecaf é) released a report on Brazil's coffee industry in May, according to which Brazil exported 4.397 million bags (60 kg / bag) of coffee in May, a record for the month and a sharp increase of 79.6% compared with May last year. It also earned the highest foreign exchange earnings in history, at 1.017 billion US dollars, an increase of 85.9 per cent over May last year.

Brazilian coffee reached the highest export volume in the harvest year with 45.7 million bags in 2020Coffee in the 21st harvest year. 43.7 million bags of coffee have been exported in the first 11 months of the harvest year 2023 (starting July 2023), only 2 million bags below the all-time high, so the president of Cecaf é believes that this year is expected to break the cyclical export record and reach the earlier forecast target of 46.3 million bags.

Between January and May 2024, Brazil exported 2.069 million bags of coffee, also a record, an increase of 52.1 per cent compared with the same period last year. Revenue also increased by 50.8% over the same period last year to $4.473 billion.

During the period from January to May, Arabica coffee exports reached 15.654 million bags, accounting for 75.7% of the total exports, an increase of 36.3% over the same period last year. It is worth noting that Robusta, for its part, exported 860000 bags in May, an increase of 559.3% over the same period. In the 11 months of the current coffee year, exports increased to 7.412 million bags, an increase of 499% over the same period, and the total volume increased to 344200 bags from January to May this year, an increase of 553.8% over the same period.

The excellent performance is due to the increased demand in the coffee market, while the bad weather in Vietnam and Indonesia has led to a reduction in production and a shortage of supply in the coffee industry. In addition, the continuation of the Red Sea crisis has led to a reduction in Eurasian routes and increased shipping time and costs, resulting in a significant increase in market demand for Brazilian coffee and an increase in Brazilian coffee exports.

In addition, Brazil said that in recent years, the Robusta coffee industry in Brazil has developed rapidly, and the quality is much higher than before. Now, in addition to the traditional Robusta producing areas, research on the cultivation of robusta coffee has begun in Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo and Goas, so Robsta production will continue to grow in the future.

However, at present, the Brazilian coffee industry still faces many problems. La Nina is likely to occur in the second half of the year, while according to the World Meteorological Organization, there will be a drought in the Americas, which will affect southern Brazil, which is the main growing area of Brazilian crops such as coffee, corn and soybeans.

On the other hand, there are political issues in the country, where the Brazilian government recently announced new measures to tighten the use of tax credits, which will tighten the use of federal PIS-Cofins tax credits.

According to the Brazilian Council of Coffee exporters (Cecaf é), this will affect the cash flow of coffee exporters, affect costs, increase expenditure and increase the operating burden, eventually reducing the international competitiveness of Brazil, the world's largest coffee exporter. In the four months since Congress approved the new policy, some growers such as soybeans and coffee have stopped selling their agricultural products.

As coffee has been pre-sold in the new season, it will not have much impact on coffee exports in the near future, and a long-term slowdown in export sales may prompt international buyers to seek alternative sources, which may lead to higher prices.