Coffee import value in the United Kingdom 2018, by region

In 2018, over 234 million British pounds worth of coffee were imported into the United Kingdom from Latin American and the Caribbean. Imports that arrived from the European community had a value of 391 million British pounds. The imports include roasted and decaffeinated coffee, coffee husks, skins, and substitutes with any share of coffee.

Coffee imports

Total imports amounted to 795 million British pounds with a slightly larger share coming from non-European countries. Overall, coffee imports to the UK have been growing in value during the past years with a noticeable increase from 2013 onwards.

A changing market

The UK, usually considered to be a country of tea drinkers, is changing. The consumption of tea per person per week has dropped in the past ten years from 30 to 25 grams. While tea consumption is down, coffee consumption is up by six grams. The shift is carried by the changing tastes of the younger generations.

Import value of coffee in the United Kingdom in 2018, by continent of origin

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Release date

May 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Special properties

Commodity code 901*

Supplementary notes

* Data sourced from using commodity codes 901 (coffee, whether or not roasted or decaffeinated; coffee husks and skins; coffee substitutes containing coffee in any proportion').

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