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World coffee exports up 3% at 107.8 mn bags in 2011-12 season

Last Updated: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 11:54

New Delhi: Global coffee exports rose by 3 percent to 107.8 million bags in the last coffee year, which ended in September, on the back of increased shipments from Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico among others, ICO said.

Worldwide shipments of the brew stood at 104.7 million bags (of 60 kg each) in 2010-11 crop year (October-September).

Exports in the 2011-12 coffee year registered an upward trend in Vietnam, Indonesia, Mexico, Cote D' Ivorie, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, etc, International Coffee Organisation (ICO) data said.

However, the shipments of the brew declined in major exporting countries of Brazil, Columbia, Ethiopia and India, it added.

In coffee year 2011-12, exports of Arabica totalled 66 million bags compared to 67.8 million bags last year, whereas robusta exports amounted to 41.8 million bags compared to 36.9 million bags in 2010-11.

World coffee exports rose by 3 percent to 7.94 million bags in September 2012 compared with 7.71 million in September 2011.

The global coffee production has been estimated flat at 134.3 million bags in the 2011-12 crop year against the year-ago period as the shortfall in output in Brazil was compensated by Vietnam, Peru and Honduras.


First Published: Sunday, November 4, 2012 - 11:54
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