MILAN – Coffee exports from Vietnam surged an estimated 23 percent on year over the January-November period, according to the General Statistics Office, or Gso.
Shipments reached 1.725 million tonnes or 28.75 million 60-kg bags, the Gso said in a report.
November exports are estimated at 140,000 tonnes. Vietnam Coffee and Cocoa Association (Vicofa) recently projected calendar year 2018 exports to reach a record level of 30 million bags.
Dak Lak, Vietnam’s biggest coffee-growing province, plans to reduce the area under the crop from 204,800ha now to 180,000ha by 2030, according to the permanent deputy chairman of its People’s Committee, Nguyen Hai Ninh.
Coffee production in Dak Lak, Vietnam’s biggest coffee-growing province, is forecast to rise to 430,000 tonnes (7.2 mln 60-kg bags) in 2018/19 from an estimated 410,000 tonnes (6.8 mln bags) last season, according to local sources