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Indian coffee exports reaches record high last year commerce minister informs the Lok Sabha

Coffee exports from the country has reached an all time high of nearly four lakh tones earning foreign exchange to the tune of over rs six thousand Crore during the last financial year 2017-18 Minister of state for commerce C R Choudhry informed the Lok sabha on July eighteenth. 

The demand of Indian coffee has increased in Germany, Indonesia, USA, Poland, Libya, Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine, Italy and Belgium. Indian coffee is considered to be one of the best coffees in the world due to its high quality and fetches a high premium in the international market. 

The quantum and value of coffee exported from the country during the last three years along with the revenue generated are as under:

Year

Quantity (MT)#

Value (Rs. in crores)

2015-16

3,16,752

5,160.50

2016-17

3,53,089

5,593.90

2017-18*

3,95,014

6,210.00

 

Coffee is primarily an export commodity for India. The demand and consumption in domestic market is about 25 to 30 per cent of country’s coffee production and therefore, does not drastically impact the prices of coffee in the domestic market. 

 

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