Coffee Imports by Country

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Global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$32.9 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of coffee imports rose by 13.9% for all importing countries since 2013 when coffee purchases were valued at $28.8 billion. From 2016 to 2017, imported coffee appreciated by 9.4%.

From a continental perspective, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported coffee during 2017 with purchases valued at $18.5 billion or 56.4% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 23.5% while 14.5% of worldwide coffee imports were delivered to Asia.

Smaller percentages arrived in Africa (2.3%), Oceania (1.8%) led by Australia and New Zealand, then Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (1.2%).

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 2017:

  1. United States: US$6.3 billion (19.2% of globally imported coffee)
  2. Germany: $3.5 billion (10.7%)
  3. France: $2.8 billion (8.4%)
  4. Italy: $1.8 billion (5.5%)
  5. Japan: $1.4 billion (4.4%)
  6. Netherlands: $1.3 billion (3.9%)
  7. Canada: $1.3 billion (3.9%)
  8. Belgium: $1.15 billion (3.5%)
  9. Spain: $1.08 billion (3.3%)
  10. United Kingdom: $1.06 billion (3.2%)
  11. Switzerland: $747.8 million (2.3%)
  12. South Korea: $655.3 million (2%)
  13. Russia: $639 million (1.9%)
  14. China: $520.8 million (1.6%)
  15. Poland: $515.3 million (1.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries purchased one quarter (75.3%) of all coffee imports in 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage of overall coffee shipments.

Countries that boosted their imported coffee purchases were led by: China (up 265%), Netherlands (up 126.7%), South Korea (up 57.7%), United Kingdom (up 52.6%) and Spain (up 33.7%).

Three top importers cut back on their purchases since 2013 namely Japan (down -9.7%), Germany (down -3.2%) and Belgium (down -0.9%).

USA

Coffee Imports into United States

America’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$6.3 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which United States imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Colombia: US$1.3 billion (up 39.1% from 2013)
  2. Brazil: $1.1 billion (down -2.2%)
  3. Canada: $543.9 million (up 37.1%)
  4. Vietnam: $541.3 million (up 9.9%)
  5. Guatemala: $336.2 million (down -19.9%)
  6. Indonesia: $319.3 million (up 7%)
  7. Honduras: $297 million (up 82.5%)
  8. Nicaragua: $295.1 million (up 74.7%)
  9. Peru: $227.3 million (up 27.5%)
  10. Mexico: $225.5 million (down -35%)
  11. Switzerland: $189.1 million (up 348.2%)
  12. Ethiopia: $149.7 million (up 81.8%)
  13. Costa Rica: $145.1 million (down -29.1%)
  14. Germany: $125.2 million (down -13.8%)
  15. Italy: $112.2 million (up 49.2%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.6% of all American coffee imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to China since 2013 were: Switzerland (up 348.2%), Honduras (up 82.5%), Ethiopia (up 81.8%) and Nicaragua (up 74.7%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to American importers included: Mexico (down -35%), Costa Rica (down -29.1%), Guatemala (down -19.9%) and Germany (down -13.8%).

Overall, the value of US coffee imports rose by an average 15.7% from all supplying countries since 2013 when coffee purchases were valued at $5.5 billion. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplier since 2013.

Germany

Coffee Imports into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$3.5 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Brazil: US$862.8 million (down -3.2% from 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $520 million (up 14.5%)
  3. Honduras: $317.8 million (up 27.3%)
  4. Switzerland: $255 million (down -4%)
  5. Italy: $216.4 million (up 18.8%)
  6. Colombia: $183 million (up 25.2%)
  7. Peru: $159.9 million (down -36.9%)
  8. Ethiopia: $132.9 million (up 5.3%)
  9. Indonesia: $116.7 million (down -20.4%)
  10. India: $87 million (up 19.7%)
  11. Uganda: $86.9 million (down -9.5%)
  12. Netherlands: $85.9 million (up 24.1%)
  13. Poland: $64.8 million (down -35%)
  14. China: $42.4 million (down -37.7%)
  15. Guatemala: $38.5 million (down -8.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 90.2% of all German coffee imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to Netherlands since 2013 were: Honduras (up 27.3%), Colombia (up 25.2%), Netherlands (up 24.1%) and India (up 19.7%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to German importers included: China (down -37.7%), Peru (down -36.9%), Poland (down -35%) and Indonesia (down -20.4%).

Overall, the value of German coffee imports were down by an average -3.2% from all supplying countries since 2013 when coffee purchases were valued at $3.6 billion.

France

Coffee Imports into France

France’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$2.8 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Switzerland: US$1.4 billion (up 13.9% from 2013)
  2. Germany: $214 million (up 5.3%)
  3. Netherlands: $202.7 million (up 349.4%)
  4. Italy: $162.8 million (up 6.6%)
  5. Brazil: $155.6 million (down -8.8%)
  6. Belgium: $128.4 million (down -37.2%)
  7. Vietnam: $100.4 million (down -6.8%)
  8. Honduras: $56.8 million (up 25%)
  9. Colombia: $50.2 million (up 9.4%)
  10. United Kingdom: $42.2 million (up 26.4%)
  11. Spain: $42.2 million (up 4.4%)
  12. Ethiopia: $37.9 million (down -21.2%)
  13. France: $31.2 million (up 132.7%)
  14. Peru: $23.9 million (down -3.7%)
  15. Mexico: $13 million (down -25%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to France since 2013 were: Netherlands (up 349.4%), France (up 132.7%), United Kingdom (up 26.4%) and Honduras (up 25%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied to French importers included: Belgium (down -37.2%), Mexico (down -25%), Ethiopia (down -21.2%) and Brazil (down -8.8%).

Overall, the value of French coffee imports were up by an average 6.7% from all supplying countries since 2013 when coffee purchases were valued at $2.6 billion.

France

Coffee Imports into Italy

Italy’s global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$1.8 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Italy imported the highest dollar value worth of coffee during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Brazil: US$502.8 million (up 0.9% from 2013)
  2. Vietnam: $267.5 million (up 10.3%)
  3. India: $179.4 million (up 1.2%)
  4. France: $171.3 million (up 37.2%)
  5. Uganda: $115.8 million (up 72%)
  6. Indonesia: $78.3 million (down -10.8%)
  7. Colombia: $76.3 million (up 160%)
  8. Honduras: $69.8 million (up 48.8%)
  9. Germany: $48.9 million (down -16.9%)
  10. Ethiopia: $38.5 million (up 15.5%)
  11. Guatemala: $35.1 million (down -4.4%)
  12. Tanzania: $27.5 million (down -24.6%)
  13. Peru: $24.8 million (up 5.6%)
  14. Spain: $20.2 million (up 20.2%)
  15. Nicaragua: $19.7 million (up 51.6%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 93.4% of all Italian coffee imports in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of coffee to Italy since 2013 were: Colombia (up 160%), Uganda (up 72%), Nicaragua (up 51.6%) and Honduras (up 48.8%).

Four countries experienced declines in the value of their coffee supplied namely Tanzania (down -24.6%), Germany (down -16.9%), Indonesia (down -10.8%) and Guatemala (down -4.4%).

Overall, the value of Italian coffee imports were up by an average 8.8% from all supplying countries since 2013 when coffee purchases were valued at $1.6 billion.



 

Searchable List of Coffee Importing Countries

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RankImporter2017 Coffee Imports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$6.3 billion19.2%
2.Germany$3.5 billion10.7%
3.France$2.8 billion8.4%
4.Italy$1.8 billion5.5%
5.Japan$1.4 billion4.4%
6.Netherlands$1.3 billion3.9%
7.Canada$1.3 billion3.9%
8.Belgium$1.15 billion3.5%
9.Spain$1.08 billion3.3%
10.United Kingdom$1.06 billion3.2%
11.Switzerland$747.8 million2.3%
12.South Korea$655.3 million2%
13.Russia$639 million1.9%
14.China$520.8 million1.6%
15.Poland$515.3 million1.6%
16.Australia$504.1 million1.5%
17.Sweden$502.9 million1.5%
18.Austria$442.8 million1.3%
19.Algeria$331.5 million1%
20.Finland$306.5 million0.9%
21.Portugal$259.8 million0.8%
22.Hong Kong$257.5 million0.8%
23.Czech Republic$256.8 million0.8%
24.Malaysia$244.4 million0.7%
25.Romania$229.9 million0.7%
26.Saudi Arabia$219.1 million0.7%
27.Norway$215.3 million0.7%
28.Taiwan$197.4 million0.6%
29.Turkey$191.8 million0.6%
30.Denmark$185.7 million0.6%
31.Greece$175.5 million0.5%
32.Slovakia$155.8 million0.5%
33.Thailand$149.5 million0.5%
34.Bulgaria$131.4 million0.4%
35.Luxembourg$129.9 million0.4%
36.Lithuania$125.9 million0.4%
37.Israel$123.7 million0.4%
38.Argentina$113.2 million0.3%
39.Hungary$112.9 million0.3%
40.Mexico$110.4 million0.3%
41.Ukraine$106.6 million0.3%
42.India$106.2 million0.3%
43.Morocco$106.2 million0.3%
44.Sudan$102 million0.3%
45.Egypt$101.7 million0.3%
46.Ireland$96.6 million0.3%
47.South Africa$91.9 million0.3%
48.United Arab Emirates$85.8 million0.3%
49.Jordan$85.2 million0.3%
50.Serbia$81.5 million0.2%
51.Slovenia$78.2 million0.2%
52.Brazil$74.6 million0.2%
53.Croatia$74.2 million0.2%
54.New Zealand$70.9 million0.2%
55.Lebanon$68 million0.2%
56.Singapore$65.9 million0.2%
57.Bosnia/Herzegovina$61.8 million0.2%
58.Chile$61.3 million0.2%
59.Vietnam$57.3 million0.2%
60.Latvia$56.5 million0.2%
61.Philippines$55.1 million0.2%
62.Syria$50.6 million0.2%
63.Tunisia$41.2 million0.1%
64.Kuwait$39.3 million0.1%
65.Estonia$38.4 million0.1%
66.Belarus$33.9 million0.1%
67.Indonesia$32.5 million0.1%
68.Libya$31.3 million0.1%
69.Colombia$30.5 million0.1%
70.Cuba$28.4 million0.1%
71.Dominican Republic$27.7 million0.1%
72.Armenia$26.8 million0.1%
73.Macedonia$25.6 million0.1%
74.Albania$23.9 million0.1%
75.Montenegro$21.1 million0.1%
76.Iceland$18.1 million0.1%
77.Cyprus$17.5 million0.1%
78.Georgia$17.1 million0.1%
79.Uganda$16.9 million0.1%
80.Qatar$14.2 million0.04%
81.Iran$12.2 million0.04%
82.Costa Rica$12 million0.04%
83.Oman$10.3 million0.03%
84.Namibia$8 million0.02%
85.Kazakhstan$6.6 million0.02%
86.Andorra$6.1 million0.02%
87.Iraq$6.1 million0.02%
88.Uruguay$5.8 million0.02%
89.Moldova$5.7 million0.02%
90.Panama$5.6 million0.02%
91.Botswana$5.1 million0.02%
92.Bahrain$4.3 million0.01%
93.Paraguay$4.1 million0.01%
94.Greenland$4 million0.01%
95.Kenya$3.8 million0.01%
96.Angola$3.7 million0.01%
97.Bahamas$3.5 million0.01%
98.Macao$3.4 million0.01%
99.Malta$3.4 million0.01%
100.French Polynesia$3.2 million0.01%
101.Côte d'Ivoire$3.1 million0.01%
102.Maldives$3.1 million0.01%
103.Mauritius$3 million0.01%
104.Timor-Leste$2.9 million0.01%
105.Peru$2.9 million0.01%
106.New Caledonia$2.8 million0.01%
107.Faroe Islands$2.6 million0.01%
108.Senegal$2.5 million0.01%
109.Nigeria$2.5 million0.01%
110.Jamaica$2.4 million0.01%
111.Venezuela$2.4 million0.01%
112.El Salvador$2.3 million0.01%
113.Bermuda$2.2 million0.01%
114.Cabo Verde$2 million0.01%
115.Belize$2 million0.01%
116.Mozambique$2 million0.01%
117.Yemen$2 million0.01%
118.Cambodia$1.8 million0.01%
119.Ecuador$1.7 million0.01%
120.Aruba$1.6 million0.00%
121.Papua New Guinea$1.6 million0.00%
122.Curaçao$1.4 million0.004%
123.Cayman Islands$1.2 million0.004%
124.Swaziland$1.2 million0.004%
125.Trinidad/Tobago$1.2 million0.004%
126.Azerbaijan$1.2 million0.004%
127.Guatemala$1.1 million0.003%
128.Lesotho$1.1 million0.003%
129.Pakistan$1.1 million0.003%
130.Barbados$1.1 million0.003%
131.Gibraltar$1 million0.003%
132.Kyrgyzstan$1 million0.003%
133.North Korea$990,0000.003%
134.Fiji$943,0000.003%
135.Sierra Leone$859,0000.003%
136.Madagascar$804,0000.002%
137.Ethiopia$797,0000.002%
138.Bolivia$716,0000.002%
139.Ghana$676,0000.002%
140.Zambia$655,0000.002%
141.Uzbekistan$647,0000.002%
142.Mongolia$632,0000.002%
143.US Minor Outlying Is$610,0000.002%
144.Sri Lanka$581,0000.002%
145.Turkmenistan$549,0000.002%
146.Bangladesh$536,0000.002%
147.Brunei Darussalam$521,0000.002%
148.Congo$518,0000.002%
149.Djibouti$506,0000.002%
150.Gabon$501,0000.002%
151.Saint Lucia$495,0000.002%
152.Myanmar (Burma)$471,0000.001%
153.Nepal$470,0000.001%
154.Democ. Rep. Congo$469,0000.001%
155.Haiti$452,0000.001%
156.Antigua/Barbuda$440,0000.001%
157.Zimbabwe$437,0000.001%
158.Benin$385,0000.001%
159.Samoa$376,0000.001%
160.Seychelles$362,0000.001%
161.Mali$339,0000.001%
162.Turks/Caicos Islands$334,0000.001%
163.Mauritania$310,0000.001%
164.Malawi$308,0000.001%
165.Palestine$280,0000.001%
166.Somalia$278,0000.001%
167.Equatorial Guinea$273,0000.001%
168.Tanzania$224,0000.001%
169.Afghanistan$218,0000.001%
170.Guinea$194,0000.001%
171.Togo$193,0000.001%
172.Cameroon$191,0000.001%
173.Cook Islands$180,0000.001%
174.Burkina Faso$151,0000.000%
175.Nicaragua$146,0000.000%
176.Liberia$127,0000.0004%
177.St. Pierre/Miquelon$123,0000.0004%
178.Grenada$120,0000.0004%
179.Nauru$105,0000.0003%
180.Sao Tome/Principe$100,0000.0003%
181.Suriname$100,0000.0003%
182.Honduras$97,0000.0003%
183.Bonaire/St Eustatius/Saba$87,0000.0003%
184.Gambia$85,0000.0003%
185.Niger$84,0000.0003%
186.Tajikistan$84,0000.0003%
187.Marshall Islands$83,0000.0003%
188.Guinea-Bissau$82,0000.0002%
189.Chad$81,0000.0002%
190.St Maarten (Dutch)$60,0000.0002%
191.St Kitts/Nevis$55,0000.0002%
192.British Virgin Islands$51,0000.0002%
193.Northern Mariana Is$50,0000.0002%
194.Guyana$45,0000.0001%
195.Solomon Islands$39,0000.0001%
196.Wallis/Futuna Islands$36,0000.0001%
197.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$25,0000.0001%
198.Comoros$24,0000.0001%
199.South Sudan$23,0000.0001%
200.Anguilla$21,0000.0001%
201.Niue$19,0000.0001%
202.Vanuatu$18,0000.0001%
203.Norfolk Island$17,0000.0001%
204.Laos$15,0000.00005%
205.Tonga$14,0000.00004%
206.Rwanda$9,0000.00003%
207.Saint Helena$8,0000.00002%
208.Micronesia$8,0000.00002%
209.St Vincent/Grenadines$6,0000.00002%
210.Dominica$4,0000.00001%
211.French S/Antarctic Terr$3,0000.00001%
212.Bhutan$3,0000.00001%
213.Burundi$2,0000.00001%
214.Central African Rep$2,0000.00001%
215.Palau$2,0000.00001%
216.Eritrea$1,0000.000003%


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

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 28, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 28, 2018

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on May 28, 2018