HC Deb 06 March 1929 vol 226 c378
47. Sir R. THOMAS

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the total export and the value of coffee from Tanganyika; and what is the proportion of native-grown coffee for the year 1920 and for the last year for which complete returns are available?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Mr. Amery)

131,899 cwts. of coffee, to the value of £463,420, were exported from the Territory in 1927. 208,622 cwts. were exported during 1928, but the value of this total has not yet been reported. I regret that no information is available which would enable an estimate to be made of the proportion of native-grown coffee in the total amount exported in 1920. In 1927, native-grown coffee mainly from Bukoba constituted roughly three-quarters of the total tonnage exported.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say how the quality of the native-grown coffee compares with that of the non-native-grown?


That is a different question.