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The European Union imported over 3 million tonnes of coffee in 2018

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MILAN – Eurostat has recently releases some interesting figures on the imports of coffee into the European Union (EU): in 2018, the EU imported over 3 million tonnes of coffee from abroad, 12% more than 10 years ago.

These imports were worth €7.8 billion

Most of the coffee imported in 2018 from non-EU countries came from two countries: Brazil (901 000 tonnes imported to the EU, or 29% of the total extra-EU imports) and Vietnam (770 000 tonnes, 25%).

They were followed by Honduras (228 000 tonnes, 7%), Colombia (173 000 tonnes, 6%), Uganda (161 000 tonnes, 5%), India (157 000 tonnes, 5%), Peru (127 000 tonnes, 4%) and Ethiopia (87 000 tonnes, 3%).

These imports were mainly into Germany (with 1.1 million tonnes imported, or 36% of the total extra-EU imports) and Italy (587 000 tonnes, 19%), ahead of Belgium (277 000 tonnes, 9%), Spain (260 000 tonnes, 8%), France (220 000 tonnes, 7%) and the United Kingdom (193 000 tonnes, 6%).

Germany and Italy, top coffee producers in the European Union

In 2018, over 1.8 million tonnes of coffee were produced in the European Union, 3% less than 10 years ago.

The EU’s coffee production was worth €10.5 billion.

This was equivalent to around 3.4 kilograms per inhabitant in 2018.