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Côte d’Ivoire’s Director General of the Coffee and Cocoa Council Visits the ICO

On 14 May 2015, Mrs Massendje Toure-Liste, Director General of the Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC), a sector regulatory body of Côte d’Ivoire, visited the ICO. The Executive Director, Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, welcomed her. Learn more on the ICO Blog>>

ICO, 4C Association, and IDH Host Successful Stakeholder Webinar on Vision 2020

On 11 May 2015, ICO's Executive Director, Robério Oliveira Silva, and Head of Operations, Mauricio Galindo, participated in two stakeholder webinars hosted by the partners of Vision 2020. Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ICO, the 4C Association, and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, the purpose of the webinars was to introduce the wider coffee community to the objectives of the Vision 2020 group and request feedback. Recordings of the webinar will be available soon on our website.

The New York Times: More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think

Aaron E. Carroll writes about the positive benefits of coffee on health for The New York Times. The article has become one of the most Tweeted and emailed articles this week. Click here to read the full article at nytimes.com>>

Coffee Market Report April 2015 - Record Exports from Brazil Weigh Heavy on the Coffee Market

Coffee exports from Brazil reached a record high of 36.8 million bags in crop year 2014/15 (April to March), fuelled by domestic stocks and encouraged by a depreciation in the exchange rate. Production in crop year 2015/16 is currently estimated by Conab as roughly unchanged at between 44.1 and 46.6 million bags. However, with Brazil’s domestic consumption at around 21 million bags, export availability is going to be significantly reduced over the next year. Overall, prices remained low in April 2015 despite a slight increase over March, as consumer stocks remain relatively well supplied. Furthermore, several recent reports about the upcoming Brazilian crop have suggested that the damage might not be as severe as previously expected.
Read the full market report on our blog>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - March 2015

World coffee exports amounted to 9.98 million bags in March 2015, compared with 10.25 million bags in March 2014. Read more about global coffee trade for the month of March 2015 in our new #CoffeeTradeStats infograph>>

Press Release: Russian Federation Joins the International Coffee Organization

London, 24 April 2015 ─ The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), Mr Robério Oliveira Silva, announced today that the Russian Federation has completed membership procedures for the ICO under the International Coffee Agreement 2007. Read our press release>>

Coffee Trade Statistics - February 2015

World coffee exports amounted to 8.60 million bags in February 2015, compared with 9.58 million bags in February 2014. Read more about global coffee trade for the month of February 2015 in our new #CoffeeTradeStats infograph>>

Audio: University of Queensland Student Interviews ICO Economist

Charmayne Allison, a third year Journalism and Communications student at the University of Queensland, recently spoke to ICO Economist Tom Copple about the coffee sector in Vietnam. Listen to the story and learn more on our blog>>

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  21/05/2015
ICO Composite 121.35 -3.3%
Colombian Milds 147.48 -3.9%
Other Milds 155.33 -4.1%
Brazilian Naturals 128.12 -4.0%
Robustas 86.34 -1.2%

5th Consultative Forum on #CoffeeSectorFinance

The 5th Consultative Forum was held in London on 3 March 2015.The Forum promoted an exchange of views on ‘How to effectively structure a project in order to obtain financing’. Details>>

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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>>