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Cameroon: Coffee export increases by 8.24 percent last year

Cameroon: Coffee export increases by 8.24 percent last year

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The campaign by the Cameroon National Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Council (NCCB) to increase coffee export has been positive after the country recorded a 23,672 tonnes of coffee export last year. This is an increment of 8.24 percent according to the data presented by the NCCB.

The report has also indicated that China, Malaysia and Holland have been the new destinations of the arabica coffee from Cameroon.

Last year, Cameroon produced 21,846 tonnes of robusta and 2,109 tonnes of arabica

The report also indicated Germany, Belgium and Russia were the premier destinations for both the arabica and robust coffee from Cameroon.

The three countries receives about 81.36 percent of the total coffee produced in Cameroon.

Generally, the domestic coffee production in Cameroon went down by 27 percent last year as the number of coffee cuttings fell short while exports went higher, the National Cocoa and Coffee Board (NCCB) said on Wednesday.

According to the Cocoa and Coffee Inter-professional Council, over 23,865 tonnes of coffee was produced last year, 27 percent less than the 32,808 tonnes produced during the previous seasons.

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