July 29, 2015: Coffee exports from India are expected to grow by around 10 per cent in FY 2015-16, the highest in four years. In 2014-15, the exports had reached 285,516 metric tonnes. This input was provided by Mr Ramesh Rajah, President, Coffee Exporters Association of India. In terms of year-on-year growth, this will be the highest since 2011-12, when sales had grown by 11 per cent.
The exports will rise in particular due to a record rise in production by 8.7 per cent to 355,600 tonnes in 2015-16, boosted by timely arrival of the monsoons in the Karnataka and Kerala coffee belt. Russia and Europe are expected to increase their exports from India. Exports of Indian coffee are expected to make up for the squeeze in shipments from Vietnam. Robusta futures in June have risen by 9.3 per cent, the highest since February 2014. Robusta accounts for around 70 per cent of Indian coffee production.