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Vietnam in gradual shift to exporting more roast and ground coffee

BINH DUONG, Vietnam – The TNI King Coffee Factory that recently opened in Vietnam's southern province of Binh Duong is the latest player to join the race to ship more finished coffee products from the world's second-biggest producer. With an investment of ...

Vietnam beats Brazil to top global coffee exports in March, say reports

HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam exported 2.8 million bags of coffee last month, topping Brazil's shipments of 2.71 million bags. Vietnam exported 168,000 tons, or 2.8 million bags, of coffee last month, beating the world's biggest producer Brazil to become the world's largest exporter of the commodity for the second ...

Colombian coffee production rises 8,1% in March, exports up 5% on year

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia, the world's leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, produced a total of 1.02 million 60-kg bags in March, an 8.1% increase compared to the 944,000 bags produced in the same previous month. Year-to-date production reached nearly 3.6 million bags.

Kenya coffee price at NCE declines by 16 percent on low quality beans

NAIROBI, Kenya – The price of coffee declined by 16 per cent at the Nairobi Exchange last week as low quality beans take a toll on the value. According to a market report from Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE), the country’s coffee has been registering lower prices attributed to poor quality of beans delivered by farmers as the main crop season ends.

Vietnam’s coffee export down 5.4 percent in volume in Jan-Mar period

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam gained a year-on-year increase of 7.6 per cent in total export value of agro, forestry and fishery products in the first quarter of this year . Of the total figure for Q1, export value of main farming products rose 13.5 percent year-on-year. However, rice, a key farming product, still faced difficulty in export during the first quarter.

Brexit: UK and EU coffee companies face “more costly” trade, warns study

LONDON – Food companies on both sides of the English Channel are set to feel the brunt of "more costly" trade once the UK leaves the EU, even if a "customs union" is negotiated, according to a new report. Research from the Netherlands-based financial services company Rabobank - released yesterday (29 March) as UK Prime Minister ...

Cepea says 20% of the Brazilian Arabica 2016/17 crop is left to be traded

SAO PAULO, Brazil – The arabica volume left from the 2016/17 season at growers and cooperatives is around 20% of the production, considering regions surveyed by Cepea. In the same period last year, roughly 15% of the crop was still available to be traded. Most part of this product left in 2017 has intermediate quality, but there is also ...

Vietnam may face coffee drain in May-June, says top exporter Intimex

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – The world's largest exporter of robusta coffee Vietnam could fall short of the bitter beans in the next two to three months due to rising shipments and dwindling domestic stocks, top exporter Intimex said on Tuesday. A smaller harvest is expected this year in export rival Indonesia and ...

Brazil comes close to losing to Vietnam top rank in coffee shipments

MILAN – Shipments of coffee in all forms out of Brazil totalled 2.483.057 bags in February, down 15.5% from the same month last year, the Coffee Exporters Council (Cecafé) reported last week. The drop in shipments was attributed to slower sales by farmers who preferred to wait for better prices.

Colombian coffee production rose 18% in February to 1.3 million bags

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombia, the world's leading producer of mild washed Arabica coffee, produced a total of 1.29 million 60-kg bags in February, an 18% increase compared to the 1.1 million bags produced during the same previous month. Year-to-date production reached nearly 2.6 million bags.