World coffee exports drop by almost 1 million bags in January

World coffee exports amounted to 7.99 million bags in January 2012, compared with 8.87 million in January 2011, according to International Coffee Organisation (ICO) figures released on 1 March.   Statistics show that exports in the first four months of coffee year, from October 2011 to January 2012, decreased by 3 per cent to 32.59 million bags compared to 33.61 million bags in the same period in the last coffee year. In the 12 months ending January 2012, exports of Arabica totalled 65.96 million bags compared to 66.18 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 37.53 million bags compared to 31.98 million bags, the ICO reports.  The breakdown of exports saw 622,656 bags of Colombia Milds exported, and around 2.1 million bags of other Milds. Brazilian Naturals accounted for around 2.2 million bags exported, while 3.05 million bags of Robustas were exported in the month. Brazil accounted for the highest number of bags exported at 2.06 million bags, closely followed by Vietnam at 2 million.  

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