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Coffee Industry and Exports

Last Updated: November, 2021


In India, coffee is grown in regions that receive 2,500-4,000 mm rainfall for more than 100 days, followed by a continuous dry period of a similar duration. Coffee growing areas in the country have diverse climatic conditions, which are suitable for the cultivation of different varieties of coffee.

Key Markets and Export Destinations

  • India is the third-largest producer and exporter of coffee in Asia, and the sixth-largest producer and fifth-largest exporter of coffee in the world.
  • The country accounts for 3.14% (2019-20) of the global coffee production.
  • The coffee production stood at 299,300 million tonnes (MT) during 2019-20P.
  • The coffee production during 2020-21 is estimated at 342,000 million tonnes (MT).

Export of Coffee from India

  • The total coffee export was US$ 377.65 million in April 2021 to August 2021 and for August 2021 it was US$ 76.71 million.
  • In FY21, the total coffee export accounted for US$ 719.50 million and for March 2021 it was US$ 97.41million.
  • Of the total coffee produced in India, 70% is exported and 30% is consumed domestically.

Coffee Board of India

The Coffee Board of India is engaged in the research, development, extension, quality upgrade, and domestic and international promotion of Indian coffee. Since 2002, the board has been conducting the India International Coffee Festival, a biennial event held in India in collaboration with other industry stakeholders.


  • Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics
  • Press Information Bureau

In FY20, coffee exports from India valued at US$ 712.13 million.

Coffee Board

Other Export Promotion Councils:

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.


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In FY20, coffee exports from India valued at US$ 712.13 million.

Coffee Board


Coffee Exports From India