The exports of coffee from India rose by 8.08% to 3.61 lakh tonnes (LT) in January-November 2017 compared to 3.34 LT in the same period of last year. India, Asia's third-largest producer and exporter, ships both robusta and Arabica varieties, besides instant coffee.
The exports of robusta coffee rose by 10.80% to 2,11,442 tonnes in January-November 2017 from 1,90,828 tonnes in the year-ago. The outbound shipment of instant coffee increased sharply by 86% to 47,734 tonnes in January-November this year from 22,966 tonnes in the same period last year. However, export of Arabica coffee declined by 10.81% to 44,084 tonnes from 49,431 tonnes in the said period.
As per data compiled by the Coffee Board, Italy, Germany and Russia were the major export destinations for Indian coffee during the period. 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.