Coffee Industry Earns US$1.6 Billion in First Half of 2020

10:19:35 AM | 7/7/2020

Coffee exports in the first half of 2020 earned an estimated US$1.6 billion, a year-on-year rise of 2.5%, according to the Import-Export Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The volume shipped during the first six months of the year reached 955,000 tonnes, up 3.7% compared with the same period last year.

In June alone, Vietnam exported 140,000 tonnes of coffee worth US$237 million, an increase of 7.5% in volume and 7.4% in value compared to May.

The average export price of coffee in the January-June period was approximately US$1,685 per tonne, a year-on-year decrease of 1.2%.

Domestic coffee prices in June slipped due to a decline on the world coffee market, ranging from VND30,000 to VND 32,500 VND per kilo.

The low price makes farmers reluctant to sell, thus posing difficulties for traders and exporters who wish to buy coffee for export.

The International Monetary Fund predicts a 3% decline in global GDP during 2020. Meanwhile, the International Coffee Organization says a 1% fall in GDP will lead to a 0.95% fall in coffee consumption.

Source: NDO