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05-Oct2012

Coffee exports volume dips by 8.54% in 2011-12 year

As per the data compiled by Coffee Board, Coffee exports from India have dropped by 8.54% in volume terms and stood at 3.21 lakh tonnes in the last coffee year that ended in September as against 3.51 lakh tonnes of coffee worth Rs 4,706.17 crore in the 2010-11 coffee year (October-September).

However, the exports have risen in value terms by 2% which stood at Rs 4,800.89 crore in the last coffee year. Though, the export earnings in US Dollar terms, has declined by 7% to $955.88 million in 2011-12 coffee year as compared to $1,030.15 million in the year-ago period.

As compared to shipment of 2.86 lakh tonnes in the January-September period of 2011 the shipment of brew in the first three quarters of the current calendar year has declined by 7.34% which stood at 2.65 lakh tonnes. The export of Arabica variety of coffee rose to 51,380 tonnes in January-September 2012 from 48,461 tonnes in the same period last year, while, that of robusta fell to 1,42,798 tonnes from 1,64,526 tonnes in the same period.


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