The coffee sector in China: an overview of production, trade and consumption
China is both an exporter and importer of green coffee and roasted coffee. The quantities produced and consumed are modest in a global context: China produces some 40,000 tons of green coffee annually (0.5% of world production). Annual consumption is some 30,000 tons (0.025 kg per capita), a small amount which is growing, especially among China’s expanding urban middle class. The report comprises information on coffee production, export, import, processing and consumption in China. In addition to traditional data on the past, the present and some projections, the report also describes special import regulations; packaging, marketing and labelling requirements; specific domestic business practices; data on coffee niche markets; foreign trade relations influence; types of coffee traded; and countries of origin of the coffees imported.