Coffee exports

Coffee is one of Lao P.D.R.`s  top income earners among all exports of agricultural products, earning about US$60 million in 2012. A total of 18,300 tonnes of coffee was exported, with the volume expected to increase every year. Most of the crop is exported to Taiwan, Italy, Japan, Spain, Poland, Germany, the US, France, Belgium, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. For the past years, the estimated volumes of coffee exported by Laos vary between 11,000 t and 21,000 t (of green beans). The volume of Robusta production is very variable and sensitive to climate hazard.