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Germany and Belgium were the largest consumers of Cameroonian Arabica and Robusta respectively, in 2017-18

Germany and Belgium were the largest consumers of Cameroonian Arabica and Robusta respectively, in 2017-18
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(Business in Cameroon) - The 2017-18 coffee year just ended in Cameroon with 1,947,764 kg of Robusta sold against 815,440 kg for the Arabica variety, the national cocoa-coffee office (Oncc) informed. According to figures, Belgium bought 68% of the Robusta output, followed by France (21%), Portugal (10.9%) and Italy (9.6%). Largest volumes went to the ports of Antwerp (29.74%) and Le Havre (20.68%). Oncc said the Robusta coffee entered new markets including Poland, Thailand, Switzerland, Egypt, Lebanon and Albania.

As regards the Arabica variety, the biggest consumer was Germany with 60.36% of production. The USA comes second capturing 17% of output, 14.2% for Belgium and 3.8% for France. The ports of Hamburg (27.49%), Bremerhaven (32.87%) and Antwerp (14.17%) received 74.53% of the total Arabica volume. New destinations during the 2017-18 season were South Korea and Côte d'Ivoire.

Let’s recall that Cameroon’s major coffee growing areas include the Central, Coastal, West, North-West, Adamaoua and the East.

Sylvain Andzongo

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