Bloomberg News

World Coffee Exports Rose to 9.32 Million Bags in February

March 30, 2012

World coffee exports rose 7.5 percent to 9.32 million bags in February, from 8.67 million bags a year earlier, the International Coffee Organization said today in a report on its website

In the first five months of the season started Oct. 1, shipments dropped 1.8 percent to 41.5 million bags from 42.3 million a year earlier, the ICO data show.

In the 12 months through February, total exports advanced 4.3 percent to 103.71 million bags from 99.42 million a year earlier, figures from the London-based group show. Shipments of arabica coffee dropped 2.8 percent to 65.1 million bags from 67 million, while robusta beans climbed 19 percent to 38.6 million bags from a 32.4 million a year earlier, according to the data.

A bag weighs 60 kilograms, or 132 pounds.

To contact the reporters on this story: Isis Almeida in London at ialmeida3@bloomberg.net; Marvin G. Perez in New York at mperez71@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steve Stroth at sstroth@bloomberg.net


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