Coffee export increased by 1.66 % to 4 lakh tonne in 2022; Coffee Board of India

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According to the Coffee Board of India data released on 2 January 2023 the total export of coffee from India rose by 1.66 per cent to 4 lakh tonnes in 2022 mainly due to the increase in instant coffee exports and re-exports. The total export in 2021 was at 3.93 lakh tonnes.

Main points of the data 

  • In value terms, coffee export was higher at Rs 8,762.47 crore in 2022 as against Rs 6,984.67 crore in the previous year.
  • Italy, Germany and Russia are the major export destinations for Indian coffee.
  • India exports both Robusta and Arabica varieties of coffee and also instant coffee.  
  • According to the Board's the export of Robusta coffee declined marginally to 2, 20,974 tonnes in 2022 from 2, 20,997 tonnes in the previous year.
  • Similarly, export of Arabica fell 11.43 per cent to 44,542 tonnes from 50,292 tonnes.
  • However, export of instant coffee increased 16.73 per cent to 35,810 tonnes in 2022 from 29,819 tonnes in the previous year.
  • About 99,513 tonnes of coffee was re-exported in 2022, higher than 92,235 tonnes in the previous year.
  • The unit per value realization remained higher at Rs 2, 18,923 per tonne as against Rs 1, 77,406 per tonne in the period.

Production of Coffee in 2022 

  • Coffee was introduced by a Sufi saint Baba Budan who brought the coffee beans  from Arabia and  planted them in his garden in  Chikmagalur ,Karnataka during the 17th Century.
  • Karnataka is the largest coffee producing state in India followed by Kerala and Tamil Nadu. These states are called traditional coffee growing areas in India.
  • The other areas where coffee is grown are Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and North Eastern region. These states are called non-traditional coffee growing areas in India.
  • India is the third largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia. Vietnam is the largest producer of coffee in Asia followed by Indonesia. 
  • Brazil is the world’s largest producer of coffee, followed by Vietnam, Colombia and Indonesia.
  • In India coffee is mainly produced in the shaded region of Eastern and Western Ghats regions.

 Coffee Board of India 

The Coffee Board is a statutory organization constituted under Section (4) of the Coffee Act, 1942 and functions under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

The Board has a Central Coffee Research Institute at Balehonnur (Karnataka) with a Sub-Station at Chettalli (Karnataka) and Regional Coffee Research Stations at Chundale (Kerala), Thandigudi (Tamil Nadu), Narasipatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and Diphu (Assam).

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. K.G. Jagadeesha, IAS

Headquarters: Bengaluru

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