Coffee Imports by Country

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Global purchases of imported coffee totaled an estimated US$31 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of imported coffee sank by -0.6% for all importing countries since 2014 when coffee purchases were valued at $31.1 billion. From 2017 to 2018, worldwide coffee imports depreciated by -5.5%.

From a continental perspective, European countries consumed the highest dollar worth of imported coffee during 2018 with purchases valued at $18.2 billion or 58.8% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 22.6% while 13.6% of coffee imports were delivered to Asia. Smaller percentages arrived in Africa (1.8%), Oceania (also 1.8%) led by Australia and New Zealand, then Latin America (1.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for coffee is 0901.

Coffee Imports by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2018.

  1. United States: US$5.7 billion (18.5% of total coffee imports)
  2. Germany: $3.5 billion (11.2%)
  3. France: $2.8 billion (9.1%)
  4. Italy: $1.7 billion (5.6%)
  5. Netherlands: $1.3 billion (4.2%)
  6. Japan: $1.26 billion (4.1%)
  7. Canada: $1.2 billion (3.9%)
  8. United Kingdom: $1.08 billion (3.5%)
  9. Belgium: $1.07 billion (3.5%)
  10. Spain: $1.03 billion (3.3%)
  11. Switzerland: $757.6 million (2.4%)
  12. South Korea: $637.3 million (2%)
  13. Russia: $593 million (1.9%)
  14. Poland: $581.5 million (1.9%)
  15. Australia: $471.6 million (1.5%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased over one quarter (76.7%) of all coffee imports in 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall coffee shipments for each importing geography.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for coffee since 2014 were: Poland (up 37.5%), United Kingdom (up 29.5%), Netherlands (up 27.8%) then South Korea (up 20.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported coffee purchases were led by: Germany (down -13.9%), Japan (down -12.5%), Canada (down -7.5%) then United States (down -4.9%).

USA

Coffee Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$5.7 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Colombia: US$1.2 billion (up 1.2% from 2014)
  2. Brazil: $962.6 million (down -29.8%)
  3. Canada: $427.4 million (up 10.6%)
  4. Vietnam: $413.5 million (down -20.4%)
  5. Guatemala: $332.2 million (down -9.5%)
  6. Indonesia: $295.6 million (down -10%)
  7. Nicaragua: $251 million (up 7.3%)
  8. Switzerland: $242.7 million (up 321.1%)
  9. Mexico: $232.6 million (down -19.3%)
  10. Peru: $215.7 million (up 0.7%)
  11. Honduras: $210.7 million (up 3.5%)
  12. Costa Rica: $170.2 million (down -9.3%)
  13. Ethiopia: $142.1 million (up 48.6%)
  14. Italy: $114.7 million (up 34.5%)
  15. Germany: $111.8 million (down -5.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.1% of all American coffee imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to Poland since 2014 were: Switzerland (up 321.1%), Ethiopia (up 48.6%), Italy (up 34.5%) and Canada (up 10.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to American importers included: Brazil (down -29.8%), Vietnam (down -20.4%), Mexico (down -19.3%) and Indonesia (down -10.4%).

Overall, the value of American coffee imports fell by an average -4.9% from all supplying countries since 2014 when coffee purchases were valued at $6 billion.

Germany

Coffee Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$3.5 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Brazil: US$841.5 million (down -29.5% from 2014)
  2. Vietnam: $513.3 million (down -3.7%)
  3. Honduras: $297.9 million (up 12.5%)
  4. Switzerland: $222.8 million (down -16.9%)
  5. Italy: $207 million (up 17.3%)
  6. Colombia: $199.9 million (down -2.2%)
  7. Peru: $172 million (down -16.6%)
  8. Ethiopia: $137 million (up 4.5%)
  9. Uganda: $100.5 million (up 19%)
  10. India: $80.4 million (up 0.7%)
  11. Netherlands: $69.7 million (down -44.1%)
  12. China: $63.9 million (down -8.5%)
  13. Poland: $61.8 million (down -41.8%)
  14. Spain: $50.6 million (up 75.2%)
  15. Indonesia: $47.8 million (down -52.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 88.7% of all German coffee imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to United Kingdom since 2014 were: Spain (up 75.2%), Uganda (up 19%), Italy (up 17.3%) and Honduras (up 12.5%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to German importers included: Indonesia (down -52.3%), Netherlands (down -44.1%), Poland (down -41.8%) and Brazil (down -29.5%).

Overall, the value of German coffee imports dropped by an average -13.9% from all supplying countries since 2014 when coffee purchases were valued at $4 billion.

France

Coffee Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$2.8 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Switzerland: US$1.4 billion (up 12.9% from 2013)
  2. Netherlands: $251 million (up 471.9%)
  3. Germany: $246.9 million (up 27.7%)
  4. Italy: $162 million (up 9%)
  5. Belgium: $155.5 million (down -23.6%)
  6. Brazil: $134.5 million (down -27.3%)
  7. Vietnam: $85.2 million (down -32.2%)
  8. Honduras: $68.2 million (up 8.9%)
  9. Spain: $40.6 million (up 0.8%)
  10. Ethiopia: $34.9 million (down -19.1%)
  11. Colombia: $30.1 million (down -25.7%)
  12. Peru: $28 million (down -19.7%)
  13. United Kingdom: $22.6 million (down -51.3%)
  14. Czech Republic: $16.9 million (down -57.3%)
  15. Mexico: $16.5 million (up 11.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 95.3% of all French coffee imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to France since 2014 were: Netherlands (up 471.9%), Germany (up 27.7%), Switzerland (up 12.9%) and Mexico (up 11.5%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to French importers included: Czech Republic (down -57.3%), United Kingdom (down -51.3%), Vietnam (down -32.2%) and Brazil (down -27.3%).

Overall, the value of French coffee imports expanded by an average 6.6% from all supplying countries since 2014 when coffee purchases were valued at $2.7 billion.

France

Coffee Imports into Italy

Italy’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$1.7 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Italy imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Brazil: US$485.2 million (down -7.1% from 2014)
  2. Vietnam: $258.7 million (up 0.7%)
  3. France: $180.8 million (up 0.2%)
  4. India: $180.4 million (up 2.4%)
  5. Uganda: $112.7 million (up 31.1%)
  6. Honduras: $70.1 million (up 64.1%)
  7. Colombia: $61.6 million (up 20.1%)
  8. Indonesia: $61.1 million (down -9.6%)
  9. Germany: $54.2 million (up 15.5%)
  10. Ethiopia: $42.3 million (up 6%)
  11. Guatemala: $41 million (up 18%)
  12. Peru: $26.7 million (up 10.3%)
  13. Nicaragua: $21.2 million (up 14.4%)
  14. Tanzania: $18.7 million (down -16.6%)
  15. Netherlands: $14.4 million (up 138.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.2% of all Italian coffee imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to Italy since 2014 were: Netherlands (up 138.7%), Honduras (up 64.1%), Uganda (up 31.1%) and Colombia (up 20.1%).

Three countries experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to Italian importers namely: Tanzania (down -16.6%), Indonesia (down -9.6%) and Brazil (down -7.1%).

Overall, the value of Italian coffee imports increased by an average 2.3% from all supplying countries since 2014 when coffee purchases were valued at $1.7 billion.



 

Searchable List of Coffee Importing Countries in 2018

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RankImporter2018 Coffee Imports (US$)%World Total
1.United States$5.7 billion18.5%
2.Germany$3.5 billion11.2%
3.France$2.8 billion9.1%
4.Italy$1.7 billion5.6%
5.Netherlands$1.3 billion4.2%
6.Japan$1.26 billion4.1%
7.Canada$1.2 billion3.9%
8.United Kingdom$1.08 billion3.5%
9.Belgium$1.07 billion3.5%
10.Spain$1.03 billion3.3%
11.Switzerland$757.6 million2.4%
12.South Korea$637.3 million2.1%
13.Russia$592.8 million1.9%
14.Poland$581.5 million1.9%
15.Australia$471.6 million1.5%
16.Austria$444.3 million1.4%
17.Sweden$423.9 million1.4%
18.China$301.6 million1%
19.Portugal$268.7 million0.9%
20.Finland$265.4 million0.9%
21.Malaysia$249.7 million0.8%
22.Romania$246.9 million0.8%
23.Greece$237.4 million0.8%
24.Turkey$186.6 million0.6%
25.Slovakia$184.9 million0.6%
26.Taiwan$180 million0.6%
27.Denmark$178.7 million0.6%
28.Norway$170.7 million0.6%
29.Indonesia$155.8 million0.5%
30.Thailand$137.7 million0.4%
31.Luxembourg$135.7 million0.4%
32.India$135.6 million0.4%
33.Israel$132.8 million0.4%
34.Bulgaria$130.1 million0.4%
35.Lithuania$123.1 million0.4%
36.Morocco$120.5 million0.4%
37.Ukraine$120.5 million0.4%
38.Hungary$117.3 million0.4%
39.Ireland$105.8 million0.3%
40.Jordan$105.5 million0.3%
41.Slovenia$98.5 million0.3%
42.Colombia$96.1 million0.3%
43.Argentina$94.7 million0.3%
44.Algeria$93.2 million0.3%
45.Philippines$91.5 million0.3%
46.South Africa$90.3 million0.3%
47.Mexico$86.5 million0.3%
48.Egypt$82.5 million0.3%
49.Saudi Arabia$79.8 million0.3%
50.United Arab Emirates$79.2 million0.3%
51.Lebanon$78.9 million0.3%
52.Singapore$74.9 million0.2%
53.Croatia$74.7 million0.2%
54.New Zealand$74 million0.2%
55.Serbia$73.9 million0.2%
56.Hong Kong$73.7 million0.2%
57.Brazil$61 million0.2%
58.Bosnia/Herzegovina$59.1 million0.2%
59.Latvia$58.8 million0.2%
60.Vietnam$58.4 million0.2%
61.Chile$53.1 million0.2%
62.Sudan$52.6 million0.2%
63.Syrian Arab Republic$43.8 million0.1%
64.Estonia$42.2 million0.1%
65.Belarus$39.9 million0.1%
66.Libya$34 million0.1%
67.Kuwait$27.7 million0.1%
68.Cyprus$26.2 million0.1%
69.North Macedonia$26.1 million0.1%
70.Armenia$25.7 million0.1%
71.Tunisia$25.4 million0.1%
72.Albania$24.1 million0.1%
73.Montenegro$19.9 million0.1%
74.Iceland$19.8 million0.1%
75.Cuba$18.7 million0.1%
76.Qatar$16.9 million0.1%
77.Georgia$16.7 million0.1%
78.Dominican Republic$16.7 million0.1%
79.Czech Republic$16.3 million0.1%
80.Costa Rica$12.5 million0.04%
81.Iran$11.3 million0.04%
82.Namibia$8.8 million0.03%
83.Senegal$8.5 million0.03%
84.Kazakhstan$8.1 million0.03%
85.Uganda$7.9 million0.03%
86.Oman$7.7 million0.02%
87.Panama$7.5 million0.02%
88.Moldova$7.4 million0.02%
89.Andorra$6.3 million0.02%
90.Angola$5.9 million0.02%
91.Uruguay$5.9 million0.02%
92.Botswana$5.7 million0.02%
93.Madagascar$5.5 million0.02%
94.Iraq$4.8 million0.02%
95.Malta$4.6 million0.01%
96.Mauritius$4.6 million0.01%
97.Ecuador$4.5 million0.01%
98.Bahrain$4.1 million0.01%
99.Peru$4.1 million0.01%
100.Paraguay$3.9 million0.01%
101.French Polynesia$3.9 million0.01%
102.North Korea$3.8 million0.01%
103.Greenland$3.8 million0.01%
104.Maldives$3.6 million0.01%
105.Macao$3.4 million0.01%
106.New Caledonia$3.3 million0.01%
107.El Salvador$2.7 million0.01%
108.Cambodia$2.6 million0.01%
109.Faroe Islands$2.5 million0.01%
110.Bermuda$2.5 million0.01%
111.Cabo Verde$2.4 million0.01%
112.Ivory Coast$2.4 million0.01%
113.Bahamas$2.4 million0.01%
114.Belize$2.2 million0.01%
115.Kenya$2.2 million0.01%
116.Fiji$2.2 million0.01%
117.Laos$2.1 million0.01%
118.Aruba$2.1 million0.01%
119.Jamaica$1.9 million0.01%
120.Azerbaijan$1.7 million0.01%
121.Curaçao$1.7 million0.01%
122.Mozambique$1.7 million0.01%
123.Papua New Guinea$1.6 million0.01%
124.Timor-Leste$1.6 million0.01%
125.Eswatini$1.4 million0.005%
126.Nigeria$1.4 million0.005%
127.Barbados$1.3 million0.004%
128.Trinidad/Tobago$1.2 million0.004%
129.Cayman Islands$1.2 million0.004%
130.Kyrgyzstan$1.1 million0.004%
131.Lesotho$1.1 million0.003%
132.Mongolia$996,0000.003%
133.Pakistan$991,0000.003%
134.Gibraltar$986,0000.003%
135.Democr. Rep. Congo$941,0000.003%
136.Uzbekistan$903,0000.003%
137.Zambia$789,0000.003%
138.Bangladesh$750,0000.002%
139.US Minor Outlying Is$689,0000.002%
140.Sri Lanka$680,0000.002%
141.Afghanistan$625,0000.002%
142.Bolivia$593,0000.002%
143.Benin$582,0000.002%
144.Sierra Leone$564,0000.002%
145.Gabon$562,0000.002%
146.Guatemala$553,0000.002%
147.Congo$532,0000.002%
148.Ghana$522,0000.002%
149.Mali$519,0000.002%
150.Nepal$500,0000.002%
151.Seychelles$493,0000.002%
152.Brunei Darussalam$466,0000.002%
153.Turkmenistan$438,0000.001%
154.Venezuela$395,0000.001%
155.Palestine$391,0000.001%
156.Mauritania$385,0000.001%
157.Myanmar (Burma)$357,0000.001%
158.Honduras$356,0000.001%
159.Norfolk Island$338,0000.001%
160.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$306,0000.001%
161.Guinea$306,0000.001%
162.Suriname$302,0000.001%
163.Equatorial Guinea$253,0000.001%
164.Gambia$249,0000.001%
165.Cook Islands$233,0000.001%
166.Malawi$225,0000.001%
167.Burkina Faso$201,0000.001%
168.Nauru$196,0000.001%
169.Zimbabwe$191,0000.001%
170.Cameroon$181,0000.001%
171.Antigua/Barbuda$159,0000.001%
172.Togo$159,0000.001%
173.Chad$139,0000.0004%
174.St. Pierre/Miquelon$132,0000.0004%
175.Liberia$121,0000.0004%
176.Tajikistan$119,0000.0004%
177.Guyana$111,0000.0004%
178.Saint Lucia$108,0000.0003%
179.Sao Tome/Principe$98,0000.0003%
180.Djibouti$96,0000.0003%
181.Guinea-Bissau$94,0000.0003%
182.Central African Rep$87,0000.0003%
183.Niger$84,0000.0003%
184.Somalia$83,0000.0003%
185.Samoa$78,0000.0003%
186.St Maarten (Dutch)$78,0000.0003%
187.Saint Kitts/Nevis$73,0000.0002%
188.Turks/Caicos Islands$66,0000.0002%
189.Nicaragua$66,0000.0002%
190.French S./Antarctic Terr$60,0000.0002%
191.Northern Mariana Is$58,0000.0002%
192.Tanzania$54,0000.0002%
193.Ethiopia$47,0000.0002%
194.Vanuatu$47,0000.0002%
195.Marshall Islands$44,0000.0001%
196.Solomon Islands$43,0000.0001%
197.Tuvalu$40,0000.0001%
198.Comoros$33,0000.0001%
199.Niue$31,0000.0001%
200.British Virgin Islands$30,0000.0001%
201.Grenada$28,0000.0001%
202.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$27,0000.0001%
203.Wallis/Futuna Islands$27,0000.0001%
204.St Vincent/Grenadines$17,0000.0001%
205.Bhutan$16,0000.0001%
206.Kiribati$14,0000.00005%
207.Micronesia$12,0000.00004%
208.Rwanda$9,0000.00003%
209.Haiti$9,0000.00003%
210.Tokelau$7,0000.00002%
211.Tonga$5,0000.00002%
212.Saint Helena$4,0000.00001%
213.Anguilla$4,0000.00001%
214.Palau$4,0000.00001%
215.Dominica$4,0000.00001%
216.Christmas Island$4,0000.00001%
217.Eritrea
218.Burundi


See also Coffee Exports by Country, Tea Exports by Country and Top Soft Drinks Exporters by Country

Research Sources:
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on April 15, 2019

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on April 15, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 15, 2019