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Statement by the Executive Director at IACO's 55th General Assembly

The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, delivered a statement at the 55th General Assembly of the InterAfrican Coffee Organisation and 3rd African Coffee Symposium in Luanda, Angola. The event took place from 23 to 27 November 2015.
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Remarks of the ICO's Chief Economist at ACRAM's IV General Assembly

The Chief Economist of the International Coffee Organization, Dr Denis Seudieu, delivered opening remarks at the IV General Assembly of the Agency for Robusta Coffee of Africa and Madagascar (ACRAM), which took place in Lomé, Togo, on 27 October 2015.
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Peruvian Ambassador to the United Kingdom visited the ICO

Peru’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom, H.E. Mr Claudio de la Puente, met with the Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, on 12 November 2015. The Ambassador was accompanied by Second Secretary Ms Silvana Mendoza.
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ICO Officeholders for the 2015/16 coffee year

At the 115th Session of the International Coffee Council, H.E. Mr Iván Romero-Martínez of Honduras was named chairperson of the Council. Learn more about the composition of the ICC and its committees below.
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Coffee Market Report October 2015 - Coffee market rallies briefly, but downward trend continues

Despite a slight jump in coffee prices at the beginning of October, these gains were short-lived as global commodity markets turned lower. Total exports for coffee year 2014/15 dropped for the first time in five years, but still reached the relatively high level of 110.7 million bags. Looking ahead to the coming year, however, several major producing countries are facing potential production setbacks, putting a lot of pressure on the 2016/17 Brazilian crop.
Read the latest Coffee Market Report on our blog>>

Videos from the Global Coffee Forum 2015 are now available

The Global Coffee Forum (GCF) was held on 30 September and 1 October 2015 in the Auditorium of the Stella Polare Conference Centre of Fiera Milano. It was organised by the International Coffee Organization in conjunction with the Italian Government’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forest Policy, the Italian Coffee Committee, EXPO Milan 2015 and Fiera Milano, with the support of Italy’s leading coffee companies.
Watch the videos on our website>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - September 2015

• World coffee exports amounted to 8.87 million bags in September 2015, compared with 9.40 million bags in September 2014.
• Exports in coffee year 2014/15 (Oct/14 to Sep/15) have fallen by 3.1% to 110.75 million bags compared to 114.24 million bags in the last coffee year.
• In the twelve months ending September 2015, exports of Arabica totalled 68.40 million bags compared to 69.70 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 42.35 million bags compared to 44.53 million bags.
More facts and figures about the coffee trade in our #CoffeeTradeStats infographic>>

Colombia: The Executive Director of the ICO highlights the role of women in the coffee industry

The Executive Director of the ICO, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, delivered opening remarks at the IV International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) Convention which took place in Bogota from 15-16 October. The Convention was part of the VIII ExpoExpeciales Café de Colombia, one of the most important specialty coffee events in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Coffee Market Report September 2015 - Coffee year 2014/15 ends with prices at 20-month low

The coffee market slumped further in September, following a slight rally in August, with the weakness of the Brazilian real and Colombian peso again proving the most influential factor, along with a general bearish trend across commodities. Conab released their third estimate of coffee production in Brazil in crop year 2015/16, which was reduced by over 2 million bags to 42.1 million bags, but this had little effect on the market. Looking ahead, as we go into coffee year 2015/16, it will be important to keep an eye on weather patterns, particularly given the ongoing dryness in Central America, and the potential impact of El Nińo in coffee growing regions.
Read the full Coffee Market Report on our blog>>

Ethiopian State Minister of Trade attends 115th session of the International Coffee Council in Milan

The delegation from the country of Ethiopia presented plans for the 4th World Coffee Conference taking place in Addis Ababa on 6-8 March 2016. H.E. Mr Yacob Yala, State Minister of Trade, heads the Ethiopian delegation at the 115th Session of the International Coffee Council taking place from 28 September to 2 October 2015 in Milan, Italy.
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Statement by the Russian Federation at the 115th Session of the International Coffee Council

Members of the ICO officially welcomed the Russian Federation into the Organization at the 115th Session of the International Coffee Council on 28 September in Milan. H.E. Dr Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom, delivered remarks to the Council.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  25/11/2015
ICO Composite 116.61 +0.2%
Colombian Milds 142.65 +0.9%
Other Milds 152.20 +0.4%
Brazilian Naturals 126.93 +0.5%
Robustas 79.09 -0.8%

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1 October is International Coffee Day

How did you celebrate? Visit www.internationalcoffeeday.org to learn more.

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Global Coffee Forum

The first Global Coffee forum took place from 30 September to 1 October in Milan, Italy. Click here to watch the presentations from the event. 

Latest ICO Studies & Reports

Coffee in the Russian Federation (18 August 2015)

Coffee in China (Published 10 August 2015)

The impact of the price of oil and the US dollar exchange rate on coffee prices (Published 26 August 2015)

Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published 26 August 2015)

ICO Coffee Library

The ICO has a unique Library containing an international reference collection, built up over 40 years of more than 13,000 monographs (books, reports, theses, pamphlets) and over 200 periodical titles covering all aspects of coffee. Learn more>>