Colombia Coffee Output May Reach 9 Million Bags, Minister Says

Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Colombia coffee production may reach nine million bags this season, Agriculture Minister Juan Camila Restrepo said in an interview on Radio Caracol.

Restrepo’s forecast is down from a peak of 9.5 million bags in a Sept. 2 statement from the ministry. The country’s annual coffee output may surpass 12 million bags in coming years, he said.

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