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India Coffee Exports Down 8 Percent from 2011

Coffee exports in India have decreased by 8 percent to approximately 297,000 metric tons in India over this point last year, at which the country had shipped approximately 323,000 metric tons.

According to India’ Coffee Board, the decrease is a general result of increased global supply of arabica.

“Generally, coffee exports are doing well. But if you compare with last year’s record level, the shipments have come down due to weak global prices following higher supply from other countries,” an unnamed senior Coffee Board official recently told India’s The Economic Times.

The majority of India’s exports are arabicas, and Italy remains by far the largest importer of Indian beans, followed by the Russian Federation and Germany.

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