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They mean that the usual percentage of beans damaged by broca usually ranges from 5-10%, but this year it's around 30%. This doesn't mean there is a loss of 30% to the crop in weight, but we have an extra 20-25% of the beans that are unfit for export. The loss in weight, or number of bags, is caused by other factors, including broca.