Hawaii Coffee Report

Coffee revenues 8 percent below year ago

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Hawaii Coffee Report
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Mark E. Hudson, Director
USDA NASS Hawaii Field Office
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Honolulu, HI 96814-2512
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The total farm revenue of coffee is estimated at $29.2 million (parchment equivalent basis) for the 2008/09 season, 8 percent lower than the 2007/08 season. This decrease in revenue was the result of a 20 percent drop in the average farm price compared to a 15 percent increase in production.

Production increases 15 percent
Hawaii County produced 4.0 million pounds (parchment equivalent basis) during the 2008/09 season. This was 3 percent above last year’s 3.9 million pounds. Production from the combined areas of Maui, Molokai, Kauai, and Oahu increased to 4.6 million pounds (parchment equivalent basis).
State yields increased 16 percent to 1,400 pounds per acre.

Acreage for harvest decreases 2 percent
Total acreage harvested decreased 2 percent from last season to 6,300 acres. Acreage harvested dipped 3 percent on the Big Island to 2,900 acres, while the other islands remained unchanged at 3,400 acres.

Total acreage in crop was unchanged at 7,800 acres for the 2007/08 season and the 2008/09 season.

Farm price 20 percent lower
The Statewide farm price for coffee averaged $3.40 per pound (parchment equivalent basis) for the 2008/09 season, 20 percent below the 2007/08 season. Big Island growers received an average of $5.30 per pound (parchment equivalent basis) during the 2008/09 season, 18 percent below the previous season. Growers on Kauai, Maui, and Honolulu counties received a revised average of $1.75 per pound (parchment equivalent basis) for the 2008/09 coffee season.

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