Global trade flows

Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages and also one of the world’s most traded commodities. Some green coffee beans can travel more than 600,000km from their country of origin to the consumer markets before finally reaching the cup on the table.

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 2016

Note: Country and region figures are estimates for total production / exports. However some minor trade flows (indicated by arrows) are not shown so in some cases there are small discrepancies between the total and trade flow figures shown.