Coffee Exports from India Rise by 8%

Indian coffee exports are expected to experience an 8 percent rise in the months of January through November of 2018. Germany, Russia and Italy were the most popular export destinations for coffee from India.

India ships Robusta and Arabic varieties of coffee in addition to instant coffee. Robusta coffee exports have overseen a rise of 10.80 percent, recording 2,11,442 tonnes in January-November 2017. In comparison to 1,90,828 tonnes in the year before that.

India is Asia’s third largest producer as well as exporter of coffee. The volume of exports rose by 8.08 percent to 3,61,000 tonnes in the January-November 2017 period. The January-November period of 2016 recorded a similar figure 3,34,000 tonnes. This is according to figures released by the Coffee Board.

This period has seen Germany, Russia and Italy heavily dominate coffee imports from India. The robusta and Arabica varieties remain popular picks in Europe, while instant coffee imports remains a close third. Robusta coffee exports have seen a rise of 10.80 percent to 2,11,442 tonnes from 1,90,828 in the previous year.
The export of Arabica coffee has however experienced a decline by 10.81 percent to 44,084 tonnes from 49,431 tonnes over the year.
The outbound shipment of instant coffee increased sharply by 86 per cent to 47,734 tonnes in January-November this year from 22,966 tonnes in the same period last year, the data showed.
Of the total exports, India exported 73,705 tonnes to Italy, 38,671 tonnes to Germany and 26,319 tonnes to Russia during the period under review.
Some of the major exporting companies include CCL Products India, Tata Coffee, Olam Agro and Coffee Day Global Ltd.
Coffee production had declined by 10.34 per cent to 3.12 lakh tonnes in 2016-17 crop year (October-September).