Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA News) - Coffee exports from Aceh province in the January-December 2011 period reached a total value of US$35 million and a volume of 5,000 tons. "The realization of coffee exports to the US rose drastically in value from the previous year due to the rising price of the commodity in the world," head of the regional trade, industry, cooperatives and small businesses office, Cipta Hunai, said here on Friday. The value of coffee exports from the region in 2010 were recorded at only US$19 million at a volume of 4.900 tons. "There was a significant hike from the previous year," he said. He said the US was the biggest of 15 importers of coffee from the region that include Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Belgium, Britain and Sweden. "In terms of value, exports in 2011 also rose drastically compared to the previous year when the figure was recorded at only US$29.7 million with the volume at 7.800 tons," he said. Coffee from Aceh is exported by 15 exporters such as CV Aridalta Mandiri, CV Putra Darma, CV Putra Rimbun, PT Intiyeri Keti Ara and KBQ Baurryan. (KR-IFL) (H-YH/A014) Editor: Ella Syafputri
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