Coffee Board pegs output at 350,400 tonnes in 2017-18

Coffee output in India, Asia's third-largest producer, is estimated to climb to a record high this year, the state-run Coffee Board said.   Production may increase 12 per cent to 350,400 tonnes in 2017-18 from a year earlier, the board said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.

The figure includes 103,100 tonnes of arabica and 247,300 tonnes of the robusta variety, it said. The rise in the estimate is mainly due to the officials surveying new areas under the crop in traditional growing regions, the board said, without.

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