The European Union imported 2.92 million tons of coffee from abroad last year, according to the EU’s statistical office.
Eurostat said the amount of the 28-member bloc’s coffee imports rose by 5 percent compared with ten years ago. The statistical office said that coffee imports had been worth €8.8 billion (approximately $9.94 billion) in 2017.
Most of the coffee imported in 2017 from non-EU countries came from two countries; 29 percent from Brazil while 23 percent of imports came from Vietnam.
Germany was the top importing country in the EU, with 1.1 million tons, or 37 percent of the bloc’s total imports last year.