Approved By: Jason Townsend
The United States is buying green coffee beans from Tanzania, despite a coffee market that is volatile and faces dramatic political hurdles and unstable policies. FAS/Dar es Salaam forecasts an increase in production from 1.25 million bags in MY 2019/2020 to 1.35 million bags in MY 2020/2021 due to favorable weather conditions in all coffee growing areas and across the crop cycle. Post forecasts a 16 percent decrease in Tanzania’s total coffee export in MY 2020/2021 due to low quality, changes in the marketing system, and restrictions in movement due to COVID-19 outbreak in Tanzania.
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