India cuts coffee output estimate on poor monsoon rains

MUMBAI: India is likely to produce 316,700 tonnes of coffee in 2016/17, down 1 per cent from an earlier estimate, as production of arabica has been revised downward due to poor monsoon rains, the state-run Coffee Board said in a statement.
The country is likely to produce 96,200 tonnes of arabica coffee in the 2016/17 marketing year that started on October 1, down from the earlier estimate of 100,000 tonnes, while production of robusta is pegged at 220,500 tonnes, the Board said. The country’s coffee production in the year would be 9 per cent lower than last year’s 348,000 tonnes, it said. — Reuters