According to data from Ministry of Commerce, India’s coffee exports increased by 11.51 % in April 2017.
Strong Global demands for Robusta coffee was attributed to this massive growth in export.
In rupee terms, the exports recorded a growth of 8.22 % at ₹ 596.17 crore in April.
Coffee is one of the most widely traded agricultural commodities in the world.
Interesting facts on Indian Coffee
- Coffee production in India is dominated in the hill tracts of South Indian states, with the state of Karnataka accounting 71% followed by Kerala 21% and Tamil Nadu 5% of production of 8,200 tonnes.
- Indian coffee is said to be the finest coffee grown in the shade rather than direct sunlight anywhere in the world.
- There are approximately 250,000 coffee growers in India; 98% of them are small growers.
- The production of coffee in India was only 4.5% of the total production in the world.
- Almost 80% of the country’s coffee production is exported. Of that which is exported, 70% is bound for Germany, Russian federation, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia, United States, Japan, Greece, Netherlands and France, and Italy accounts for 29% of the exports.
- India mainly ships robusta and arabica varieties of coffee.