ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
The Ethiopian government said on Wednesday
that it has generated more than 334 million U.S. dollars from
the export of coffee to the global market during the past five
The announcement by
the Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing Authority
on Wednesday said that the east African country has secured the
reported amount of revenue from the export of 92,136 tons of
coffee to the global market.
Ethiopia is one of
Africa’s largest producers of Arabica coffee, in which coffee
production is dubbed as the backbone of the country’s
The east African
country had generated a record 866 million U.S. dollars from the
export of coffee last Ethiopian fiscal year from the export of
221,000 tons of coffee to 56 countries worldwide.
export earnings of the 2016/2017 fiscal year saw a 92 percent
achievement of the initial target, which was set by the state
owned Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Development and Marketing
Arabia, the United States, Belgium, Sudan and South Korea were
among the top importers of the Ethiopian coffee, accounting for
close to 86 percent of the total coffee exported from Ethiopia
last fiscal year.