Brazilian coffee exports to Arabs drop 18%Staff Writer | December 8, 2016
Brazilian coffee exports to the Arab countries declined 18% in volume and 20.4% in revenues from January to November of this year in comparison to the same period of 2015.
LatAm According to the Brazilian Coffee Exporters Council:
The data shows that shipments to the region totaled 1.1 million 60-kg bags in the first eleven months of 2016, with revenues reaching $160.7 million.
From January to November of this year, Arabs bought, in volume, 3.4% of all coffee exported by the sector, and accounted for 3.34% in revenues. In the same months of last year, they purchased 4% of the total in volume and accounted for 3.5% of revenues.
This year, almost all of the Arab countries have bought coffee from Brazil. The largest buyers were the Lebanese with $48.5 million, slightly over a third of the total exported by Brazil to the Arab market. In second came Syria with $27.6 million, with Saudi Arabia placing third with $18.7 million. ■