NEW DELHI – Coffee production in the country is expected to increase by 9.05 per cent to 3.47 lakh tonnes in the year 2013-14, on account of normal blossom showers in all major coffee growing areas, according to government data.
Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu are three major coffee producing states, with combined output accounting for 98 per cent of the total output.
Coffee production in Karnataka is estimated to increase by 8.21 per cent to 2.49 lakh tonnes, in Kerala it is expected to increase by 9.89 per cent to 70,550 tonnes and in Tamil Nadu it is expected to increase by 10.10 per cent to 1,755 tonnes, compared to the previous 2012-13 season’s final estimate.
Coffee production from non-traditional areas of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa and North Eastern Region for the year 2013-14 is expected to go up by 28.57 per cent to 1,780 tonnes from the final estimate of production in 2012-13.
Every year assessment of crop production is done at the time of blossom period during the month of April-June.
India accounts for about four per cent of world coffee production and exports.