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Thread: Importer/exporter profit margin

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    Question Importer/exporter profit margin

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    What is the average profit margin for specialty green bean exporters/importers (the people who buy from producers and sell to roasters)?

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    Probably around about what it costs to stay afloat

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeelearner87 View Post
    What is the average profit margin for specialty green bean exporters/importers (the people who buy from producers and sell to roasters)?
    I give up.
    What is the average profit margin for specialty green bean exporters/importers (the people who buy from producers and sell to roasters)?

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    It varies hugely between different parts of the world so a global average would be misleading and useless info. They generally do a lot better than producers though, especially at the moment.

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    Never ceases to amaze me, new posters without so much as a word of introduction ask, and expect answers to questions like this on a forum owned and run by a retailer of green beans.

    And I might add, as is usual of late, nothing to give us a clue as to who she/he is in the profile.

    A bit like asking Trump for a peek at his tax returns, ain't gonna happen.
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    It is an odd question. To take two examples from the stock exchange, Challenger Ltd has a nett profit margin of 48%, where that of Woolworths is a mere 2.8%. A lot of other things matter. For what purpose are you asking?

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    Guessing it's someone doing an assignment for school or uni

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    This will get you started if you want to do a bit of work (and know what margins you are actually looking for). Note the wholesale / retail breakdown will be different in the case of green beans because the wholesaler is not selling a finished product, and there may be two stages of distribution after them .

    https://www.rba.gov.au/publications/.../bu-0612-2.pdf

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    Hey Coffeelearner87, how much do you make a year? And what are your outgoings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yelta View Post
    Never ceases to amaze me, new posters without so much as a word of introduction ask, and expect answers to questions like this on a forum owned and run by a retailer of green beans.
    Seems to have been an increase in this sort of activity again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CafeLotta View Post
    Seems to have been an increase in this sort of activity again.
    That's because they don't know who they're effing with.
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    7! The answer is 7!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    7! The answer is 7!
    So obvious, once you know. Best I could do was narrow it down to somewhere between 6 and 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsk8r View Post
    7! The answer is 7!
    Seriously Simon? You’re just being mean now. You know the answer is 42.
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