09:48 | 28/02/2019 Trade
Vietnam was the second biggest supplier of coffee for Belgium after Brazil in 2018.
The Southeast Asian country exported 18,500 tonnes of coffee worth 36.07 million USD to Belgium in the year, year-on-year rises of 45 percent and 20.7 percent respectively, the highest growth level among the top 10 coffee supplier for the European country.
According to Vietnam Customs, Vietnam grossed 324.24 million USD from shipping 183,700 tonnes of coffee abroad in January 2019, up 19.4 percent in volume and 17.6 percent in value compared to December 2018.
In 2019, if the coffee sector maintains two-digit growth, Vietnam is likely to surpass Brazil to become the largest supplier of coffee for Belgium.
In 2018, Vietnam exported more than 1.8 million tonnes of coffee worth 3.54 billion USD, respective year-on-year rises of 20 percent and 1.2 percent.