Ethiopia’s Coffee Output to Drop 14% This Year, Ecobank Says

Coffee production in Ethiopia, Africa’s biggest grower, will drop 14 percent this year, according to Lome, Togo-based lender Ecobank Transnational Inc. (ETI)

Output will be 500,000 metric tons this year, down from a record 580,000 tons in 2011, Edward George, a soft commodities specialist at the bank, said by-email today.

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