In the campaign report published by Cameroon’s cocoa and coffee council (ONCC), it was revealed that during the 2016-2017 coffee campaign, the country’s coffee was exported to nine new destinations. These destinations are namely Denmark, Georgia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, Turkey, Switzerland, Croatia and Indonesia. According to the report, the traditional buyers such as Algeria, Portugal, and Italy were also at the rendez-vous.
Indeed, during the period under review, 72% of the Robusta exported by Cameroon was sent to its traditional buyers (25.5% to Algeria, 22.9% to Portugal, 13.2% to Italy and 10.4% to the United States). The remaining was sent to Denmark, Georgia, the Netherlands, Israel, Poland, and Turkey.
As for the Cameroonian Arabica, this is the first time it attracted the attention of buyers from Poland, Switzerland, Croatia, and Indonesia. However, the bulk of its exports (77.8%) was sent to Russia (27.6%), Germany (25.7%), the United States (13.1%) and Indonesia (11.4%).
Despite all these attention, it is important to note that out of the 20,270 tons of coffee sold during the period under review, 12,527 tons were exported which represents a drop by about 3,000 tons of the exports compared to the 15,520 tons sent abroad during the previous campaign.
Brice R. Mbodiam