New Report Highlights Arab States’ Increasing Dependence on Brazil Coffee Exports

New Report Highlights Arab States' Increasing Dependence On Brazil Coffee Exports

A new report reveals that coffee exports from Brazil to Arab states have seen a significant increase. According to data from the Brazilian Council of Coffee Exporters (Cecafe), Arab nations imported 56.2% more coffee from Brazil in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period last year.

Lebanon emerged as the largest recipient, with 144,344 bags, accounting for almost a quarter of the total coffee exported to Arab countries. Jordan followed closely behind with 94,609 bags.

There are several factors contributing to the rise in Arab demand for Brazilian coffee. Firstly, the drop in coffee prices has made Brazilian coffee more attractive. Additionally, better climatic conditions in Brazil have led to a higher availability of Arabica beans, which are favored by Arab nations.

Between 2021 and 2022, Brazil experienced severe droughts and a record frost that damaged its coffee plantations. This had limited its export capacity and made other coffees more appealing to Arab countries.

Arabica beans, which account for over half of global coffee production and consumption, made up 87% of Brazilian coffee exports to Arab countries in the first half of this year.

Marcio Candido, President of Cecafe, highlighted Brazil’s unique position in the coffee market, stating, “Brazil is the only country that produces all varieties of coffee beverages such as washed, semi-washed, hard, and fine coffees.” He also emphasized Brazil’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility in its coffee industry.

Candido added, “Consumers of Brazilian coffee, including those in Arab countries, contribute directly to the improved quality of life for producers’ families and support local development. Brazil has the highest index payment to its coffee farmers to ensure their well-being.”

Cecafe ensures that producers receive maximum recognition for their coffee and adhere to labor, social, and environmental laws, promoting sustainability within the industry.

Ultimately, Brazil’s high standards and sustainable practices help to maintain and promote coffee farming. As Candido stated, “Coffee brings people together. It is a symbol of friendship and togetherness, regardless of one’s emotional state.”

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