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Coffee Market Report May 2016 - Supply concerns for Robusta drive coffee market higher

Coffee prices settled higher for the fourth consecutive month in May, but are still below their levels of this time last year, with Robusta prices leading the charge. Exports dipped slightly in April, due to lower shipments from Brazil, but recent estimates suggest a strong recovery in Brazil’s Arabica production this year, with output of Robusta decreasing. These reduced exports indicate that stock levels in Brazil are likely minimal, so the new crop will need to fulfil both domestic consumption and export requirements over the next year.
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At its 115th Session in Milan, Italy, the International Coffee Council adopted Resolution 457 which calls for a Strategic Review of the activities undertaken by the International Coffee Organization. The ICO invites members of the coffee community to contribute to the future of the Organization by taking an online survey, available in the four languages of the ICO (English, Spanish, French or Portuguese).
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Coffee Trade Statistics - April 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.32 million bags in April 2016, compared with 10.14 million in April 2015. Exports in the first seven months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Apr/16) have increased by 0.7% in comparison with the first seven months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending April 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.14 million bags compared to 68.57 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 41.26 million bags compared to 44.82 million bags.
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Coffee Market Report April 2016 - Exports remain steady as market diverges

Arabica and Robusta prices went in opposite directions this month, with Arabica prices dropping back down after March’s rally, while Robusta increased to the highest monthly average since November. Total exports in the first half of coffee year 2015/16 are estimated up by 1.6% to 55.5 million bags, showing that the coffee market continues to be well supplied, although concerns linger over Robusta availability.
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Register now for #TheCoffeeSessions: Taste, Aroma & Flavour in Sensory Performance

The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe UK Chapter (SCAE-UK) and the ICO are pleased to present what promises to be a fascinating evening of investigation into the mechanisms of taste and smell. The event will take place on Thursday, 19 May, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM at the ICO's conference centre in London.
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Coffee Trade Statistics - March 2016

• World coffee exports amounted to 10.39 million bags in March 2016, compared with 10.28 million in March 2015.

• Exports in the first six months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Mar/16) have increased by 1.6% in comparison with the first six months of the last coffee year.

• In the twelve months ending March 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.07 million bags compared to 68.66 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 41.74 million bags compared to 45.03 million bags.

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ICO calls on global coffee community to support earthquake victims in Ecuador

The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization wishes to convey his sincere condolences to the Government of Ecuador and its people following the devastation left behind by the earthquake that hit the country on 16 April 2016. Hundreds of people have died and thousands remain injured in the six affected provinces.
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Videos from the 4th World Coffee Conference now available on Youtube

In March 2016, the coffee community from Africa and around the world gathered in the Ethiopian capital for two days of engaging debate at the 4th World Coffee Conference, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. Videos of the event are now available to stream on YouTube.
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Coffee Market Report March 2016 - Coffee market rallies to 5-month high

Coffee prices strengthened significantly over the course of March 2016, despite faltering slightly towards the end of the month. Although somewhat attributable to market fundamentals, coffee was mostly swept up in a broader commodities cycle, with similar movements observed in other agricultural markets. Exports have maintained their high volumes, with total shipments so far this coffee year up 2% compared to 2014/15. However, speculation over potential supply concerns, particularly in Robusta, is mounting.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  23/06/2016
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ICO Composite 130.16 +1.4%
Colombian Milds 161.30 +1.5%
Other Milds 169.78 +1.5%
Brazilian Naturals 142.15 +1.9%
Robustas 87.39 +0.5%



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4th World Coffee Conference

The coffee community from Africa and around the world gathered in Addis Ababa  for two days of engaging debate at the 4th World Coffee Conference, hosted by the Government of Ethiopia.
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