Indonesian coffee exports fall close to 4-year low

Lower production due overall dry weather triggered by El Nino has seen Indonesia’s coffee exports fall to their lowest in four years,

Exports from the world’s fourth-biggest coffee shipper fell to 21,100 tonnes in March, the lowest since April 2012, according to data from the Indonesia’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

Indonesia harvested around 11.4 million bags in 2014. It is the world’s third-largest producer of robusta coffee beans, after Vietnam and Brazil.
The 2015 output estimates are peged at at 11.3 million, which is expected to decline by 8 percent to 10.4m bags in 2016-17.

The US Department of Agriculture bureau based in Jakarta expects national coffee production to drop by 15 percent to 10 million bags in the 12-month coffee year running from April 2016 to March 2017.

Robusta output is expected to fall by 1.7 million bags, or 16 percent to 8.7 million bags.


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