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Indonesia Coffee Sales Falling as World Cup Boosts Demand

Coffee shipments from Indonesia may drop 17 percent this year to the lowest since 2011 as elections and the soccer World Cup raise local consumption to a record and rain cuts output in the third-biggest grower of robusta.

Sales may drop to 375,000 metric tons from 450,000 tons in 2013, according to the median of five exporter and roaster estimates compiled by Bloomberg. That’s the lowest in three years, Central Statistics Agency data show. Domestic demand will rise 7.5 percent from about 200,000 tons, compared with average growth of 5 percent annually in the past three years, the Association of Indonesian Coffee Exporters and Industry says.