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  • 1.2.6-WORLD COFFEE TRADE-DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION IN PRODUCING COUNTRIES

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  • Domestic consumption in producing countries

     
     

    Domestic consumption in producing countries is estimated to have risen from about 26 million bags in 2000/01 to over 38 million bags at present. The bulk of this increase is attributed to growth in the internal market in Brazil, which has increased from 13 million bags to more than 18 million bags over the same period – about half of all coffee consumed in producing countries. Industry sources point to the growth in real disposable incomes in Brazil and a policy of using better quality coffee for the internal markets as important factors behind this growth.

    Elsewhere in Latin America, consumption is constrained by relatively low urban income levels although there has been some growth in Mexico and consumption remains reasonably substantial in Colombia.

    By comparison consumption in Africa is negligible with the exception of Ethiopia, where there is a long and well-established tradition of coffee drinking.

    In Asia, total consumption is reasonably high in India, Indonesia and the Philippines, although per capita consumption levels are relatively low.
     

    Domestic consumption in coffee producing countries -
    Crop year 2009/10  (estimated)
    (Figures are rounded up to the nearest '000) 

    Africa 

      

    3,282 

               of which 

    Cote d'Ivoire 

    317 

      

    Ethiopia 

    1,833 

    Asia & the Pacific 

      

    8,351 

               of which 

    India 

    1,573 

      

    Indonesia 

    3,333 

      

    Philippines 

    1,080 

      

    Vietnam 

    1,583 

    Latin America 

      

    26,646 

              of which 

    Brazil 

    18,390 

      

    Colombia 

    1,400 

      

    Mexico 

    2,200 

      

    Venezuela 

    1,650 

      

      

      

    Total 

      

    38,279 

    Source: ICO and own estimates