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Indonesia`s exports of coffee products valued at US$650.2 million

Denpasar, Bali (ANTARA News) – The trade ministry said Indonesia exported US$650.2 million worth of coffee products in the first nine months of the year.

Director of development and promotion at the trade ministry Merry Mariyati said demand for Indonesian coffee products is high abroad.

“Sustainability and transparency of coffee industry contribute to the rise in demand for Indonesian coffee products,” Merry said when opening “Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia” (SCAI) EXPO 2016 here on Friday.

Indonesia is the fourth largest coffee producer in the world after Brazil, Vietnam and Colombia.

Merry said Indonesian coffee products consist of 16 varieties grown in different geographical conditions in the country making Indonesian coffee unique.

She said in 2015, the countrys exports of coffee were valued at US$1.19 billion, up US$158 million from export earning in 2014.

In 10 years ending 2015, the countrys coffee exports grew steadily 1.05 percent annually with export destinations the United States, Japan, Italy, Malaysia and Germany.

She said Indonesian coffee is gaining in popularity in international market through the forum of SCAI Expo.

“Indonesia has many coffee varieties that they need promotion in international market,” she said.

SCAI chairman A Syafrudin said drinking coffee has become a life style of most Indonesians.

SCAI also organized Indonesia Coffee Events (ICE) 2017 Eastern Regional Championship, Auction of Indonesian Special Coffee, and Coffee Origin Trip to coffee plantation in Bali.(*)