LONDON, UK – World coffee exports amounted to 8.8 million bags in October 2017, a fall of 11.4% compared with 9.93 million bags in October 2016, reports the International Coffee Organization.
Exports of Arabica and Robusta were down 9.9% and 14% respectively.
Among Arabica, Brazilian Naturals witnessed the biggest decrease (-13.4%) followed by Colombian Milds (8%) and Other Milds (-3.6%).
Shipments from Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia – the world’s three largest producers of the commodity – were down 18.3%, 30.3% and 8.7% respectively.
In the twelve months ending October 2017, exports of Arabica totalled 76.23 million bags compared to 72.35 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 44.12 million bags compared to 45.14 million bags.