How Coffee Affects The Global Economy
While we don't need coffee for survival, this popular pick-me-up fuels not only our daily energy levels, but the global economy as well.
Coffee industry: reaching higher grounds
- Globally, the sale of coffee makes up a $42.5 billion market.
- 25 million small producers rely on coffee for a living.
- Global value of imported and exported coffee. Through the volume of coffee production has remained fairly constant over the last decade, the value has increased steadily over the past few years.
Imports (2008 ~ $18.000.000, 2009 ~ $22.000.000, 2010 ~ $24.000.000).
Exports (2008 ~ $20.500.000, 2009 ~ $24.000.000, 2010 ~ $26.000.000).
Coffee production around the world
- Top 10 coffee producing countries (exports, tons of beans)
Brazil - 2.796.927.
Vietnam - 1.076.400.
Colombia - 688.680.
Indonesia - 682.938.
Peru - 273.780.
Ethiopia - 273.400.
Mexico - 265.817.
India - 262.000.
Guatemala - 248.614.
Uganda - 190.137.
People love coffee
- 56 percent of U.S. adults drink coffee, amounting to about 66 billion cups per year.
- 40 percent of this coffee is gourmet.
- Top 5 coffee consuming nations (60 kg. bags). The United States is by far the largest consumer of coffee. However, Germany's relatively small population also drinks a great amount each year.
United States ~ 22.500.000.
Germany ~ 9.000.000.
Japan ~ 5.500.000.
France ~ 4.000.000.
Sources: National Coffee Association of USA, International Coffee Organization, Food and Agriculture of the UN, Starbucks Coffee Company.
Infographic (remixed from mint.com) by Mike Hirsch - Hirschvisual.com