World coffee exports down 14.6% year-over-year to 7.04 million bags in September, International Coffee Organization says; exports in 2010/2011 coffee year up 9.4% to 103.1 million bags

LONDON , November 1, 2011 (press release) – World coffee exports amounted to 7.04 million bags in September 2011, compared with 8.24 million in September 2010. Exports in coffee year 2010/11 (Oct/10 to Sep/11) have increased by 9.4% to 103.1 million bags – a historical record volume - compared to 94.3 million bags in coffee year 2009/10. Exports of Arabica in coffee year 2010/11 totalled 66.6 million bags compared to 61.5 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 36.6 million bags compared to 32.7 million bags in 2009/10.

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