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Coffee in Asia

Coffee consumption in Asia is experiencing strong growth. It has more than doubled from 8.4 million bags in 1990 to 19.5 million bags in 2012, representing an average growth rate of almost 4% per year.

The coffee market in Asia

The hot drinks market in Asia has traditionally been dominated by the tea rather than coffee. However, in recent years, the Asian market for coffee has become the center of attention of the world coffee industry and represents a large potential market for the coffee industry.

The share of East Asia and South East in global coffee consumption has also increased, accounting for 13.8% of the global total in 2012, against 10.9% in 2000.

Indonesia, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Timor and Viet Nam are coffee exporting countries, while Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore and Taiwan are classified as coffee importers.

Japan is one of the most important markets, with a per capita consumption of 3.4 kg behind Brunei Darussalam which consumes 4.3 kg. The Republic of Korea is also a well developed market, with 2.1 kg, while Laos, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan also consume more than a kilo per person.

Coffee consumption in East Asia and South East remains one of the most dynamic, with strong growth potential, both in terms of volume and value.

With 31% of the world population and 29% of global GDP, the sixteen countries in the Asian region currently represent 14% of world coffee consumption. However, this share increases, and if current trends continue, the region could consume 28 to 30 million bags of coffee in 2020.

Asian Coffee consumption

In 2012, coffee consumption in Japan was 7.1 million bags, making it by far the largest consumer of coffee in the region, and behind the United States, Brazil and Germany in the world . Coffee consumption by Japanese was about 3.4 kg per person is relatively stable since 2000.

With a total consumption of 3.6 million bags in 2012, Indonesia is the second largest consumer of the region after Japan, and eighth in the world.

The total coffee consumption is estimated at 2.2 million bags in 2012 and has increased significantly in recent years. Per capita consumption is also one of the highest in the region, with about 1.3 kg per Filipino per year.

The Republic of Korea
The total consumption was about 1.7 million bags in 2012, making it the 18th coffee consumer in the world. Coffee consumption in Korea has increased over time, with an average annual growth rate of 3.3% since 1990.

Viet Nam
Viet Nam is one of the fastest growing coffee demand markets in the Asian region. Since 2000, domestic consumption has increased on average by 13% per year to 1.6 million bags in 2012. Consumption per capita is estimated at more than 1 kg of coffee Vietnamese and grows more than 10% by year.

Chinese coffee consumption in 2012 is estimated at 1.1 million bags and experiencing a growth of over 10% per year since 1998. 1998 was the first year for which data are available. With a total population of 1.3 billion people, per capita consumption in China is only fifty grams.

Thailand has estimated consumed a little over a million bags of coffee in 2012. Moreover, with a population of nearly 67 million people. This figure would give a per capita consumption of 950 grams.

Coffee consumption in Taiwan has also increased significantly, 0, 4 kg in 1990 to more than a kilo in 2012. Taiwan has a relatively developed coffee culture. It is estimated that the number of cups of coffee consumed quadrupled between 1999 and 2010 and the number of establishments of coffee now exceeds 10,000 units.

It is estimated that the consumption of coffee in Malaysia is currently from 400 000 to 500 000 bags, which approximately corresponds to a per capita consumption of 800 grams.

Coffee consumption in Myanmar is relatively low at world level, with some 253,000 bags in 2011. However, it is growing rapidly and has more than doubled since 2007, with about 290 grams per capita. According to statistics of international trade, the market is almost entirely composed of soluble coffee.

Coffee consumption in Laos is estimated at 150,000 bags per year. However, this figure translates into a relatively high level of consumption by Lao 1.4 kg per person, one of the highest in the Asian region. It is estimated that most of the coffee consumed comes from domestic production, which was 497,000 bags in 2012/13.

Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Darussalam has a very high consumption per capita reached 4.4 kg in 2012. However, the market is low, considering the number of inhabitants, and is only 30,000 bags. However, consumption is steadily increasing.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea
It is estimated that net imports of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea go from 3 000 to 30 000 bags per year since 2000. G e average of 19,000 bags since 2000 give a consumption of about 50 grams per Korean.

Cambodia is among the smallest coffee consumers in Asia. However, since 2000, consumption has been growing by more than 10% per year. The vast majority of Cambodian coffee consumption is composed of soluble coffee imported product from Robusta beans mainly from neighboring Thailand.

Asian coffees brands

Chinese coffee brands

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Indian coffee brands

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Indonesian coffee brands

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Japanese coffee brands

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Korean coffee brands

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Taiwanese coffee brands

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Thai coffee brands

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Vietnamese coffee brands

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