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Viet Nam named 5th most recognised coffee producer

Update: February, 25/2015 - 08:26

Viet Nam is currently the world's leading exporter of robusta coffee. — Photo vietstock.vn

HAVANA (VNS) — According to a recent survey by the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC), the population of the US– the world's largest coffee consuming market—Viet Nam is the fifth most recognised coffee producing country in world.

The FNC found that 16 per cent of the US's population name the Viet Nam when hearing the words "coffee-producing".

Colombia tops the list with 85 per cent of surveyed people recognising it as a coffee maker. Brazil follows with 67 per cent, Costa Rica with 59 per cent and Kenya with 33 percent.

In January, Viet Nam exported an estimated 100,000 tonnes of coffee, earning a turnover of more than US$200 million. The exports represented a year-on-year decrease of 28.9 per cent in volume and 23.6 per cent in value, according to the country's Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry.

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

Germany and the US 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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