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Coffee Industry and Exports

Last Updated: March, 2020


In India, coffee is grown in regions that receive 2,500-4,000mm rainfall across 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 per cent (2018-19) of the global coffee production.
  • The coffee production during 2018-19P is stood at 319,500 MT.
  • The coffee exports from India during 2018-19 stood at US$ 836.85 million and reached US$ 712.13 million in April 2019 – March 2020.
  • Top five importers of Indian coffee during 2018-19 were Italy (21.63 per cent), Germany (9 per cent), Russian Federation (6.30 per cent), Belgium (5.24 per cent) and Turkey (4.17 per cent).
  • Of the total coffee produced in India, 70 per cent is exported and 30 per cent is consumed domestically.


The Coffee Board of India is engaged in the research, development, extension, quality upgrade, market information, 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.

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

Coffee Board

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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