Fair trade coffee imports into the United States have not only increased astronomically in the last decade, but Zepol’s data shows that this trend is still rising. Quarter two of 2012 reached a record-high for fair trade coffee imports (by vessel), surpassing Quarter two of 2011 by just two shipments. The graph below illustrates the rising trend.
U.S. Imports of Fair Trade Coffee
The majority of fair trade coffee imports to the United States originate in Central and South America, however growing numbers are originating in Africa and Asia. The largest supplier of fair trade coffee to the United States for 2012 is Mexico, followed by Nicaragua and Colombia. Most recently, imports from Djibouti have seen positive growth. The chart below shows the top suppliers of fair trade coffee to the U.S. so far for 2012. Zepol’s TradeIQ™
data shows that companies like Volcafe Specialty Coffee
and Royal Coffee
have increased imports of fair trade coffee recently.
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