It is estimated that more than 20,000 hectares of coffee farmland in Yunnan province was affected by low temperatures in mid-December, leading to no harvest from more than 3,300 hectares, with an economic loss that could reach 300 million yuan ($49 million), Spring City Evening Newspaper of Yunnan reported on Monday…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013

Key point

  • A coffee spot trading center is expected to begin operations in Yunnan province in June 2014

ChinaAg Comments

  • Chinese coffee (unroasted) production amounted to just over 32,400 MTs in 2011, ranking just behind the Democratic Republic of Congo (#28 globally) and Sierra Leone (#27) in terms of output. China primarily produces Arabica coffee as opposed to Robusta.
  • Yunnan province accounted for 90% of China’s output (as of 2012). In 2009, Guangdong province halted coffee production, while Hainan Island produces ~440 MTs annually.

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