IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Decaffeinated Coffee – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends And Insights‘. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

Global decaffeinated coffee exports dropped from $1.6B in 2019 to $1.5B in 2020. 

Germany remains the world’s largest supplier, accounting for 48% of the total decaffeinated coffee exports in 2020. Last year, Germany saw a decrease in coffee exports, as its major trade partner, the U.S., had reduced the purchases. 

The average export price for decaffeinated coffee jumped by +5.6% y-o-y to $4,618 per tonne in 2020. The U.S., Spain and the Netherlands continue to lead in global decaffeinated coffee imports. 

Global decaffeinated coffee exports
Global decaffeinated coffee exports dropped to 319K tonnes in 2020, with a decrease of -14.3% compared with the year before. 

In value terms, decaffeinated coffee exports reduced from $1.6B in 2019 to $1.5B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020. 

Germany constitutes the major exporter of decaffeinated coffee in the world, with the volume of exports amounting to 153K tonnes, which was approx. 48% of total exports in 2020. 

In Germany, decaffeinated coffee exports declined by -2.6% over the last year. 

Viet Nam (24K tonnes) held a 7.5% share (based on tonnes) of total exports, which put it in second place, followed by Switzerland (7.4%), Spain (6.6%), Canada (5.9%) and Colombia (5.1%). Mexico (10K tonnes) and France (7.7K tonnes) occupied a minor share of total exports.

In value terms, Germany ($480M) remains the largest decaffeinated coffee supplier worldwide, comprising 33% of global exports. 

The second position in the ranking was occupied by Switzerland ($219M), with a 15% share of global exports. It was followed by France, with a 9.1% share.

In 2020, the average decaffeinated coffee export price amounted to $4,618 per tonne, picking up by +5.6% against the previous year. Prices varied noticeably by country of origin. 

The country with the highest price was France, while Viet Nam was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

World’s largest importers of decaffeinated coffee
The U.S. remains the largest importing country with an import of about 101K tonnes, which accounted for 41% of total imports. 

In 2020, the U.S. reduced its purchases by -7.8% against the previous year. Germany was the largest supplier of decaffeinated coffee to the U.S. last year. 

Spain (34K tonnes) ranks second in terms of the total imports with a 14% share, followed by the Netherlands (5.6%) and Switzerland (4.6%). 

France (11K tonnes), Italy (10K tonnes), the UK (9.5K tonnes), Canada (5.7K tonnes), Saudi Arabia (4.1K tonnes), Mexico (4K tonnes) and South Korea (3.9K tonnes) held a minor share of total imports.

In value terms, the U.S. ($411M) constitutes the largest market for imported decaffeinated coffee worldwide, comprising 33% of global imports. 

The second position in the ranking was occupied by Spain ($121M), with a 9.8% share of global imports. It was followed by France, with a 7.7% share.