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Coffee Trade Statistics - October 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.13 million bags in October 2016, a fall of 1.9% compared with 9.31 million bags in October 2015. In the twelve months ending October 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.93 million bags compared to 69.21 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.46 million bags compared to 43.81 million bags.
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Coffee Market Report October 2016 - Robusta shortfall drives coffee market to 21-month high

Coffee prices rose significantly in October, with support coming from continuing concerns over Robusta supply. The monthly average of the ICO composite indicator hit a 21-month high of 142.68 US cents/lb, with the Robusta indicator at its highest level in two years. The market has also been buoyed by speculation over the next 2017/18 Brazilian crop, although it is too early to draw any conclusions at this point. Finally, total exports ended 2015/16 down by 0.7%, with an increase in Arabica outweighed by lower shipments of Robusta.
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Coffee Trade Statistics - September 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 8.99 million bags in September 2016, compared with 8.89 million bags in September 2015. Exports in coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Sep/16) have fallen by 0.7% to 111.83 million bags compared to 112.65 million bags in the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending September 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.02 million bags compared to 68.83 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.81 million bags compared to 43.82 million bags.
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New ICO study: Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing

New research by the ICO shows that coffee farmers in selected countries are operating at a loss and that coffee growing is becoming less profitable over time. This new study assesses the cost structure of coffee production in selected countries (Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, and El Salvador), and derives recommendations on how to improve the economic viability of coffee production. Read highlights from the study on our blog>>

ICO’s Executive Director delivers opening remarks at the Sustainable Coffee Event in Indonesia

The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, visited Indonesia to speak at the Sustainable Coffee Event organized by the Indonesian Association of Coffee Exporters (GAEKI) and the Sustainable Coffee Platform Indonesia (SCOPI) as part of the Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) from 12-16 October 2016.
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Coffee Market Report September 2016 - Market ends 2015/16 in deficit for the second consecutive year

The coffee market settled up by 5.5% in September, mostly driven by a steady increase in Robusta prices supported by concerns over future supply. This brings coffee year 2015/16 to an end, and we have revised our production estimate up to 148 million bags. With world consumption revised slightly lower to 151.3 million bags, this gives a global deficit of 3.3 million bags. This revision is part of an in-depth review of the statistical data published by the ICO, following the discussions during the 117th Session of the Council held in London in September 2016. This process is beginning immediately and results will be published as they become available.
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Coffee Trade Statistics - August 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.76 million bags in August 2016, compared with 8.91 million in August 2015. Exports in the first eleven months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Aug/16) have decreased by 1% in comparison with the first eleven months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending August 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 70.96 million bags compared to 68.51 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.68 million bags compared to 44.45 million bags.
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International Coffee Day is coming on 1 October. Find an event near you!

International Coffee Day is coming on 1 October! There are dozens of events and promotions happening at coffee spots around the world. How will you celebrate?
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Experts warn farmers face dangerously low profits - 6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The 77 Member Governments of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) hosted the 6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance on Wednesday, 21 September 2016, at the ICO’s headquarters in London. The Colombian Federation of Coffee Growers co-sponsored the event.
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Coffee Market Report August 2016 - Monthly exports hit lowest level in nearly five years

Export volumes in July were 22% lower compared to last year, as all four of the top producers registered lower shipments, due to a variety of factors. This represents the lowest monthly volume since October 2011, nearly five years ago. Prices in August slipped by 1.5%, although Robustas continued their strong recent performance to reach a 16 month high.
Read the August 2016 Coffee Market Report>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - July 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 7.75 million bags in July 2016, compared with 9.93 million in July 2015. Exports in the first ten months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Jul/16) have decreased by 1.7% in comparison with the first ten months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending July 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 70.3 million bags compared to 68.51 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.82 million bags compared to 44.88 million bags.
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Register now for #TheCoffeeSessions: Macro & Micro Variables in Coffee Roasting

Join the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe UK Chapter (SCAE-UK) and the International Coffee Organization (ICO) for an evening of coffee roasting science and experimentation. In the second #TheCoffeeSessions event of 2016, we’re joined by Talor Browne and Dr Chahan Yeretzian.
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6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance to take place on 21 September 2016

Challenges such as price volatility, decreased farm yields and profitability, climate change, food safety, and social and environmental concerns among others, pose threats to the industry as a whole. Are farmers bearing the brunt of the costs to address these issues? What can be done to evenly distribute value and responsibility across the coffee value chain?
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Coffee Trade Statistics - June 2016

World coffee exports amounted to 9.03 million bags in June 2016, compared with 10.17 million in June 2015. Exports in the first nine months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Jun/16) have increased by 0.2% in comparison with the first nine months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending June 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 71.16 million bags compared to 68.41 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 41.69 million bags compared to 45.07 million bags.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  06/12/2016
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ICO Composite 132.18 -1.0%
Colombian Milds 158.31 -0.9%
Other Milds 163.45 -1.4%
Brazilian Naturals 138.38 -1.2%
Robustas 100.66 -0.5%

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6th Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The 6th Forum took place in London on 21 September 2016. Learn more>>


Latest ICO Studies & Reports

• Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing (Published September 2016)

Coffee in the Russian Federation (Published August 2015)

Coffee in China (Published August 2015)

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

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


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