Trouble brewing: India losing Italian coffee market to Uganda


There is extra difficulties brewing for Indian coffee exporters, who are not just going through a slump in total demand from customers due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but also staring at a reduction of share in Italy, their major export market, to exporters from Uganda.

Indian coffees are going through stiff levels of competition from low-price tag producer Uganda in the Italian market, which they have been dominating for more than earlier 3 a long time now. Italy accounts for about a fifth of India’s coffee exports.

Indian coffees in Italy are mainly sold in the premium section, these as in cafes and coffee bars. Brazil, the major coffee producer, dominates the Italian market with half the market share, adopted by India, which has a share of close to twenty per cent, and other key producers these as Vietnam and Uganda.

“The Ugandans are making an attempt to get as

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Potato firms up on steady demand, lower output


Potato price ranges in West Bengal have firmed up by nearly 16 for each cent over the final 1 thirty day period backed by regular demand from customers and lessen generation of the tuber this year. The wholesale selling price of potato (the regular Jyoti range), which was ruling at ₹1,800-1,900 a quintal in the to start with 7 days of June, has absent up to ₹2,200 a quintal at existing.

The retail selling price of the regular range (Jyoti) is ₹28 a kg, ₹3 a kg higher than the ₹25 a kg a fortnight back. The high quality Chandramukhi range is fetching ₹34-35 a kg (₹28 a kg a fortnight back).

In accordance to Patit Pavan De, Member, West Bengal Cold Storage Association, although the over-all release of potatoes from cold storages up to June close this year is pretty much at par with final year, offloading, having said

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