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Roasted coffee, Italy Among the Top Producers in EU

Roasted coffee, Italy Among the Top Producers in EU

In 2019, the EU imported 3.0 million tonnes of coffee from abroad, 14% more than 10 years ago. These imports were worth €7.5 billion.

Most of the coffee imported in 2019 from non-EU countries came from two countries: Brazil (932 000 tonnes imported to the EU, or 31% of the total extra-EU imports) and Vietnam (673 000 tonnes, 22%). They were followed by Honduras (221 000 tonnes, 7%), Colombia (166 000 tonnes, 6%), Uganda (145 000 tonnes, 5%), India (137 000 tonnes, 5%), Peru (113 000 tonnes, 4%), Ethiopia and Switzerland (both 80 000 tonnes, 3%) as well as Indonesia (77 000 tonnes, 3%).
These imports were mainly into Germany (with 1.1 million tonnes imported, or 37% of the total extra-EU imports) and Italy (604 000 tonnes, 20%), ahead of Belgium (303 000 tonnes, 10%), Spain (273 000 tonnes, 9%) and France (236 000 tonnes, 8%).

Germany and Italy are the top coffee producers

In 2019, over 1.8 million tonnes of coffee were produced in the EU, 3% more than 10 years ago. The EU’s coffee production was worth around €10 billion, and it was equivalent to around 4.1 kilograms per inhabitant in 2019.

Among the EU Member States, Germany produced the most roasted coffee in 2019 (572 000 tonnes, or 31% of the total EU production), followed by Italy (508 000 tonnes, 28%), ahead of Spain (143 000 tonnes, 8%), the Netherlands (136 000 tonnes, 7%), France (133 000 tonnes, 7%), and Sweden (91 000 tonnes, 5%).

In 2019, these six EU Member States produced 86% of the total EU production of roasted coffee.

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