Global Coffee exports up by 24% in April

One bag equals 60 kg. The global exports of brew, however, was less as compared with the record exports achieved in March this year at 10.4 million bags.

During first seven months of current coffee year (October 2010-April 2011), exports have increased by 16.7 per cent to 62.7 million bags as against 53.7 million bags in the year-ago period.

Higher exports can be attributed to rise in global output by 8.1 per cent to 133 million bags in 2010-11 crop year. The crop year varies from country to country.

The global consumption of coffee continues to maintain some buoyancy. It is estimated at 134 million bags in calendar year 2010 compared to 130.9 million bags in 2009, ICO said. 

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