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Coffee exports fall in January

Update: January, 31/2015 - 08:45

HA NOI (VNS)— The country exported an estimated 100,000 tonnes of coffee in January, earning a turnover of more than US$200 million, according to the agriculture and rural development ministry.

The exports, however, represented a year-on-year decrease of 28.9 per cent in volume and 23.6 per cent in value, the ministry noted.

Viet Nam is currently the world's leading exporter of robusta coffee. Last year, the nation earned $3.62 billion from shipping 1.73 million tonnes of coffee abroad, up 33.4 per cent in volume and 32.2 per cent in value.

Germany and the United States remained the two largest importers of Vietnamese coffee in 2014, accounting for 14.13 per cent and 10.17 per cent respectively of the country's total coffee export turnover. — VNS

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