Stronger Demand, Export Price of Coffee Improved

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, July 10 2018 - 19:00 IWST

Kopi Indonesia (Foto Ist)
Kopi Indonesia (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Medan - Indonesia's Arabica coffee export price is still improving, reaching the level of 6.5 US dollars per kg, due to strong demand.

"With a pretty good price, then the price in the local market is also better or Rp75.000 per kg," said Chairman of the Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters (AEKI) Irfan Anwar in Medan, Monday (9/7/20180.

According to him, the improvement in prices, among others, triggered the strengthening of demand and production that is not too much.

"Hopefully, the price will keep getting better for farmers to grow their coffee," said Irfan.

Head of the Central Bureau of Statistics or BPS Sumut, Syech Suhaimi admitted, exports of coffee, tea and spices North Sumatra in January-May 2018 increased.

The export value of the goods category rose 2.12 percent from the same period in 2017.

If in January-May 2017 the value of coffee, tea and spice exports amounted to 192.762 million US dollars, then in the same period 2018 rose to 196.877 million US dollars.

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