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Egypt committed to Increase Indonesian Coffee imports

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Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt, Lutfi Rauf welcomed the commitment of buyers of coffee commodities from Egypt, Al Amal for Agricultural Crops to boost the volume of imports of robusta coffee beans from Indonesia. When attending the annual meeting of Egyptian coffee buyers in Damanhour City,  Province Beheira on Saturday (6/4), Ambassador Lutfi conveyed that his side appreciates the importer Al Amal for Agricultural Crops which continuously imports Indonesian coffee beans.

As stated by the  Indonesian Embassy in Cairo,  trade cooperation continues to be developed of both countries.  According to Ambassador Lutfi, the need for coffee consumption continues to increase in the Egyptian market, especially for robusta coffee beans that make Egypt a very potential market for Indonesian exporters.

Director of Al Amal for Agricultural Crops, Ragab Shehata pointed out that in 2023, his company imported more than 4,500 tonnes of Indonesian coffee beans, particularly robusta coffee beans which are very popular with Egyptians.

Ragab also revealed that in 2024, his company is committed to importing 5,000 tons of robusta coffee beans with a value of US$21 million or around Rp333.9 billion. He expressed his deepest gratitude  and appreciation to the Indonesian representatives in Cairo,  export players and Indonesian coffee farmers who have worked hard to provide the best coffee to the Egyptian market. Until now, Egypt is the second largest market destination for Indonesian coffee exports to the global market. Referring to the Egyptian Bureau of Statistics report, Indonesian coffee bean exports to the Egyptian market in 2023 were ranked first among all world coffee exporting countries to Egypt with an export value of Rp 1 .46 trillion.

Meanwhile, the Trade Attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Egypt,  M Syahran Bhakti  hopes that Indonesian coffee exporters can meet the demand of Egyptian coffee buyers in 2024 up to more than Rp1.5 trillion.

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