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Global Trade Flows

Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and the most widely traded tropical product. The coffee market is poised to grow due in part to increasing consumption in emerging economies and a stronger interest in specialty coffee in developed countries.

Widely grown throughout the tropics, coffee is an important export crop for many developing countries and also a major contributor to the livelihood of local farmers. Brazil and Vietnam grow the bulk of the world’s total output, whilst the European Union is the largest total importer followed by the United States.

Sucden Coffee sources both Arabica and Robusta beans globally to meet the needs of our customers. By doing so, we create value at all the main points of the coffee bean origin.

Main global trade flows, coffee 2021-2022

Note: Country and region figures are estimates for total production / demand.