The vast majority of coffee imports in the US is unroasted Arabica coffee, whose share of unroasted coffee trade increased from 68 per cent in 2011/12 to 80 per cent in 2020/21. By volume, unroasted Arabica imports increased by 3.3 million bags to 19.4 million during the period, while imports of unroasted Robusta coffee dropped by 2.6 million bags to 3.5 million, about a 44% difference. Imports of unroasted decaffeinated coffee, designated as neither Arabica nor Robusta, declined by 100,000 bags to 1.5 million. Vietnams General Statistics Office latest numbers seem to paint a different picture than the USDA estimate.
USDA produces a bi-annual report on the state of the world coffee trade. The latest report, which can also be viewed in full here
- World coffee production for 2022/23 is forecast to rebound 7.8 million bags from the previous year to 175.0 million due primarily to Brazil’s Arabica crop entering the on-year of the biennial production cycle
- Brazil Arabica output is forecast to recover 5.1 million bags to 41.5 million
- Vietnam production is forecast at 30.9 million bags, down 700,000 from last year’s record harvest.
- Colombia Arabica coffee production is forecast flat at 13.0 million bags on normal growing conditions.
- Indonesia production is forecast to rise nearly 800,000 bags to 11.4 million.
- India production is forecast to gain 200,000 bags to 5.7 million as favorable weather during the flowering and fruit set period is expected to improve Arabica and Robusta yields.
- European Union imports are forecast up 1.0 million bags to 46.0 million and account for 40 percent of the world’s coffee bean imports.
- The United States imports the second-largest amount of coffee beans and is forecast up 500,000 bags to 25.5 million
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