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Text of report by Papua New Guinea newspaper The National web site on 3 April
Coffee export earnings for the 2000-2001 coffee year ending last September fell by 50m kina or 17 per cent to 244.1m kina compared with the previous year, according to the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC).
The CIC's newsletter, the Coffee Report, said the drop was largely due to low coffee prices since favourable weather conditions had enabled overall production to grow by 11 per cent to 1,130,963 bags or 67,858 tonnes. The report said coffee exports for the 2000-2001 year grew by 1 per cent to 1,060,237 bags or 63,614 tonnes.
CIC's outgoing chief executive, Badira Vari, …