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8013 views November 2, 2014 posted by Maja Wallengren

Coffee Imports by China Still Seen As Main Growth Indicator


Total coffee imports by China rose a stunning 29 percent to 2.0 million 60-kilogram bags in the recently completed 2013-14 marketing year from 1.545 million bags in the previous crop cycle, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA. Green coffee, mostly imported from neighboring Vietnam, made up 1.2 million bags of the total volume, according to the USDA, which added that overall imports have expanded from just 610,000 bags five years ago. The USDA, however, does not contemplate local production in China and the USDA bases all its forecasts and projections on coffee consumption in China solemnly on imports statistics. Hence when including the local coffee production in figures for China, there is evidence to support that coffee consumption in China today is between 3 million and 3.2 million bags. Read on for more on China’s growing production …


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