Coffee export from India rose 9.32% on year in value terms at Rs 2,567 crore (US$ 433,1 million) during the January-May reflecting better global prices, according to the Coffee Board.
In volume terms, however, the shipments fell slightly to 159,275 tonnes from 159,295 tonnes in the year-ago period.
According the same source, the country exported 43,465 tonnes of Arabica coffee and 73,645 tonnes of Robusta coffee during the January-May of this year.
The Arabica shipments rose by 31% from 33,220 tonnes, while Robusta exports dropped by 15% from 86,736 tonnes in the said period.
The shipment of instant coffee rose significantly by 91% to 18,875 tonnes in January-May of this year as against 9,850 tonnes in the year-ago.
Total domestic output is expected to be in line with the Board’s estimate of 311,500 tonnes for 2013-14 crop year (October-September), down by 2.1% from 318,200 tonnes produced in 2012-13.