Yaoundé - 21 June 2021 -

Cameroon: Robusta coffee price rose to multi-month highs in May 2021, as demand keeps growing

Cameroon: Robusta coffee price rose to multi-month highs in May 2021, as demand keeps growing
  • Comments   -   Wednesday, 12 May 2021 16:01

(Business in Cameroon) - On May 11, 2021, in Cameroon’s production areas, the prices of a kilogram of robusta coffee ranged between XAF525 and 575. According to data compiled by the sectoral information system SIF elaborated by the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (ONCC), those prices were the highest the commodity was being sold at within a year.

Indeed, in May 2020, this commodity was sold at about XAF300 in production areas. The about XAF225 year-on-year rise in the said price is due to growing local demand while production has been dropping gradually.

According to the Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Council (CICC), because of the dropping coffee prices recorded over the past decades, several Cameroonian farmers stopped growing it. They rather turned to food crops deemed more profitable. Meanwhile, the demand is not dropping. Instead, it keeps growing due to international consumers' preference for Cameroonian coffee.

Let’s note that although the production of this commodity has been declining in recent decades in Cameroon (due to farmers’ decreasing interest in this cash crop), local coffee brands are regularly awarded international prizes.


On June 18, 2021, Cameroon signed a XAF106 billion loan agreement with the African Development Bank (AfDB) for the financing of the Ring Road, the third...
The National Agency for Information &Communication Technologies (ANTIC) informs that in 2020, it deleted 3,372 of the 4,242 fake Facebook accounts...
On June 17, 2021, Chadian Minister of Public Security, General Souleyman Abakar Adam, and Ousman Bassy Lougma, director-general of the country’s national...
In 2020, passenger traffic dropped by 61.8% year on year in Cameroon, according to figures from the Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority (CCAA). In the...

Mags frontpage

Business in Cameroon n100: May 2021

These Cameroonian startups raise billions

Agro-industry and land rights

Investir au Cameroun n110: Mai 2021

Ces start-ups camerounaises qui lèvent des milliards

Agro-industrie et droits fonciers