Eurostat reveals EU imported US$8.5 billion of coffee in 2018

The European Union (EU) imported three million tonnes of coffee in 2018, valued around US$8.5 billion according to a study by Eurostat.

Germany was the largest importer, bringing in 1.1 million tonnes, which made up 36 per cent of overall imports. Italy followed with 587,000 tonnes, or 19 per cent of overall coffee imports.

In terms of origin, Brazil was the largest exporter, contributing 901,000 tonnes into the EU which made up 29 per cent of the overall coffee, followed by Vietnam, which exported 770,000 tonnes, or 25 per cent. Honduras ranked third with 228,000 tonnes which made up six per cent of the overall figure.

The Eurostat study also explored roasted coffee producing statistics within the EU. Findings show 83 per cent of roasted coffee production in the EU comes from six countries: Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Netherlands and Sweden.

Germany and Italy were the predominant producers, roasting 31 per cent and 23 per cent of the overall roasted coffee production respectively.

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