Global decaffeinated coffee trade falls as US purchases cut

IndexBox has just published a new report: “World – Decaffeinated Coffee – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights”. Here is a summary of the main findings of the report.

Global exports of decaffeinated coffee increased from $ 1.6 billion in 2019 to $ 1.5 billion in 2020. Germany remains the world’s largest supplier, accounting for 48% of total decaffeinated coffee exports in 2020. L he last year saw a decline in coffee exports in Germany, as its main trading partner, the United States, cut back on purchases. The average export price of decaffeinated coffee jumped + 5.6% year-on-year to reach $ 4,618 per tonne in 2020. The United States, Spain and the Netherlands continue to dominate global imports of decaffeinated coffee.

World exports of decaffeinated coffee

World exports of decaffeinated coffee fell to 319,000 tonnes in 2020, down -14.3% from the previous year. In terms of value, decaffeinated coffee exports increased from $ 1.6 billion in 2019 to $ 1.5 billion (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

Germany is the world’s largest exporter of decaffeinated coffee, with an export volume of 153,000 tonnes, or approx. 48% of total exports in 2020. In Germany, exports of decaffeinated coffee have decreased by -2.6% in the last year.

Viet Nam (24,000 tonnes) held a 7.5% share (in tonnes) of total exports, placing it in second place, followed by Switzerland (7.4%), Spain (6, 6%), Canada (5.9%) and Colombia (5.1%). Mexico (10,000 tonnes) and France (7.7,000 tonnes) accounted for a minor share of total exports.

In terms of value, Germany ($ 480 million) remains the world’s largest supplier of decaffeinated coffee, accounting for 33% of global exports. The second place in the ranking was occupied by Switzerland (219 million dollars), with a 15% share of world exports. It was followed by France, with a 9.1% share.

In 2020, the average export price of decaffeinated coffee was $ 4,618 per tonne, up 5.6% from the previous year. Prices varied significantly depending on the country of origin. The country with the highest price was France, while Viet Nam was among the lowest. In 2020, the most notable growth rate in terms of prices was achieved by France, while the other world leaders experienced more modest growth rates.

The world’s largest importers of decaffeinated coffee

The United States remains the largest importing country with an import of around 101,000 tonnes, which represents 41% of total imports. In 2020, the United States reduced its purchases by -7.8% compared to the previous year. Germany was the largest supplier of decaffeinated coffee to the United States last year.

Spain (34,000 tonnes) ranks second in terms of total imports with a share of 14%, followed by the Netherlands (5.6%) and Switzerland (4.6%). France (11,000 tonnes), Italy (10,000 tonnes), United Kingdom (9.5,000 tonnes), Canada (5.7,000 tonnes), Saudi Arabia (4.1,000 tonnes) , Mexico (4,000 tonnes) and South Korea (3.9,000 tonnes) minor share of total imports.

In terms of value, the United States ($ 411 million) is the largest market for imported decaffeinated coffee in the world, accounting for 33% of world imports. The second place in the ranking was occupied by Spain (121 M $), with a 9.8% share of world imports. It was followed by France, with a share of 7.7%.

Source: IndexBox platform

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