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Global coffee exports up 16.8pc in November: ICO

coffee24LONDON: World coffee exports rose to 9.21 million 60-kg bags in November, up 16.8 percent from 7.88 million in the same month in 2011, the International Coffee Organization said on Friday.

 

Robusta coffee exports in November totalled 3.61 million bags, down from the prior month's 4.04 million but still well above the 2.49 million shipped in the same month in 2011.

 

Arabica coffee exports rose to 5.60 million bags, up from the prior month's 5.46 million and the 5.39 million shipped in November 2011.

 

Exports in the first two months of the 2012/13 coffee year, which started on Oct. 1, rose 21.2 percent to 18.73 million bags compared with 15.45 million bags in the same period in the previous season.

 

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