World coffee exports up by 5.2% so far in 2012-13: ICO

World coffee exports amounted to 9.75 million bags in May 2013, compared with 10.32 million in May 2012, according to the International Coffee Organisation's (ICO) monthly trade statistics. Exports in the first eight months of coffee year 2012-13 (October 2012 to May 2013) have increased by 5.2 per cent to 75.69 million bags, compared to 71.96 million bags in the same period in the last coffee yearl, the ICO said. In the 12 months ending May 2013, exports of Arabica totalled 68.22 million bags compared to 64.90 million bags last year. Robusta exports amounted to 45.03 million bags compared to 39.45 million bags.

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