Coffee production in Angola falls to 29,000 sacks in 2011

30 January 2013

Coffee production in Angola fell to 29,000 sacks, or 1,740 tons, in 2011 after production in 2010 totalled 35,000 sacks or 2,100 tons, according to figures from the International Coffee Organisation.

The world’s biggest coffee producer is Brazil, which in 2011 produced 43.5 million sacks or 33 percent of total world production of 130.6 million sacks, followed by Vietnam with 20 million sacks.

Between 2006 and 2011, the last year for which the International Coffee Organisation has figures, Angola’s coffee production oscillated between 35,000 sacks in 2006, 36,000 the following year and 38,000 in 2008 before dropping to just 13,000 sacks in 2009.

The following year production rose again to 35,000 sacks and then in 2011 fell to 29,000 sacks.

Before its independence from Portugal, in 1975, Angola was the world’s fourth-largest coffee producer, producing around 4 million sacks or 240,000 tons per year, but the civil war that raged between 1975 and 2002 almost entirely destroyed the country’s coffee plantations. (macauhub)