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Where does your coffee come from?

29/09/2017

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On the occasion of the International Coffee Day, we are releasing some facts and figures about imports of coffee in the EU. What else could we have published?

In 2016, the European Union (EU) imported almost 3 million tonnes of coffee from abroad, 10% more than 10 years ago. The imports were worth €6.9 billion.

Most of the coffee imported in 2016 from non-EU countries came from two countries: Brazil (915 000 tonnes exported to the EU, or 31%) and Vietnam (728 000 tonnes, 25%). They were followed by Colombia (193 000 tonnes, 7%), Honduras (192 000 tonnes, 6%), India (141 000 tonnes, 5%), Indonesia, Uganda and Peru (each of which exported around 120 000 tonnes, 4%) as well as Ethiopia (80 000 tonnes, 3%).

These imports were mainly destined for Germany (with 1.1 million tonnes imported, or 37% of the EU imports) and Italy (560 000 tonnes, 19%), ahead of Belgium (269 000 tonnes, 9%), Spain (229 000 tonnes, 8%), France (183 000 tonnes, 6%) and the United Kingdom (173 000 tonnes, 6%). 

Happy Coffee Day to everyone!