NEW DELHI: India's coffee consumption increased by 3 per cent to 1.76 million bags (1.06 lakh tonnes) during the previous calendar year as against the figures of 2010, the International Coffee Organisation (ICO) said.
In 2010, the country had consumed 1.71 million bags of 60 kg each (1.03 lakh tonnes).
The consumption of the brew in the country, the world's sixth biggest exporter, has increased at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7 per cent during 2001-2011.
In 2001, the country consumed 1.02 million bags (61,200 tonnes) of coffee, ICO data said.
However, the per capita consumption in India remained unchanged in 2011 at 0.1 kg per person per year since 2008.
As per the data, the consumption rate halved in 2011 year-on-year, when compared to the growth achieved in 2010.
In 2010, the consumption of the brew increased by over 6 per cent to 1.71 million bags as compared to 1.61 million bags (96,600 tonnes) in 2009.
In the 2011 calendar year, the global consumption increased by 1.7 per cent to an estimated 137.9 million bags as compared to 135.6 million bags in the 2010 calendar year.
According to the government-run Coffee Board of India, the domestic consumption of the brew increased by 6 per cent to 1.08 lakh tonnes in 2010 from 1.02 lakh tonnes in 2009.