Coffee is an export driven commodity in the country with nearly 80% of the total production being exported. Coffee exports have drastically improved from 2,14,156 tonnes in CY07 to 3,10,276 tonnes in CY13, registering a CAGR of 6.4%. During CY13, India’s coffee export in quantity terms was up by about 2.7% on a y-o-y basis mainly because of increased exports to countries like Germany and Italy. The exports of Robusta cherry contributed approximately 44% to the total export quantity in CY13. The other major contributors to export were instant coffee and plantation coffee with the share of 30% and 14%, respectively. In volume terms, Italy maintains leadership as prime Indian export destination, followed by Germany, Russian Federation, Belgium, Turkey, whereas, USA comprises around 2% of export share in volume terms.
Coffee re-exports grew significantly to 49,235 tonnes in CY12 from 20,575 tonnes in CY08, registering a CAGR of 24%. Russian Federation is the major destination for instant coffee re-exports. The other significant countries for re-exports of instant coffee are Turkey, Indonesia, Ukraine, and USA among others.
Coffee imports have increased from mere 22,415 tonnes in FY05 to 71,202 tonnes in FY13. Vietnam, Indonesia and Uganda are major sources of coffee import. Almost 56% of imported quantity of coffee was sourced from Vietnam in FY13. Besides Vietnam, India also imported from Indonesia and Uganda in FY13.
Demand for tea in India has remained consistent as tea is being consumed in over 90% of the households as an integral part of the daily routine......
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