Ethiopia’s coffee production for MY19/20 (Oct-Sep) is forecast at 7.35 million 60-kilogram bags (441,000 metric tons). Exports are forecast to reach a record 4 million bags (240,000 metric tons). The United States was the fourth largest buyer of Ethiopian coffee in 2017/18, accounting for nearly 11 percent of total Ethiopian coffee exports by volume. U.S. global purchases of imported coffee totaled US$ 5.7 billion in 2018 and Ethiopia supplied $142.1 million worth of coffee during the same period to the U.S. market. In 2018/19, Ethiopian exports are estimated to reach 3.98 million bags of coffee (238.8 metric ton), making it, once again, the most important African coffee exporter and the tenth largest exporter in the world. Coffee is the most important export for the country, accounting for about 34 percent of the value of all exports in 2017/18.