What's New

Monthly Coffee Market Report - March 2014

Ongoing uncertainty over the Brazilian coffee crop has caused significant fluctuations in coffee prices during March, with monthly volatility of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) composite indicator price exceeding 10% in both March and February. The daily price of the ICO composite ranged from a high of 177.29 US cents/lb to a low of 153.33 in less than ten days. The monthly average of 165.03 US cents/lb was nearly 20% higher than February, and the highest monthly level in two years. International prices remain unsteady and sensitive to weather events in Brazil. Read the report>>

LEI Wageningen UR Seeks Survey Input from Coffee and Cocoa Professionals

LEI Wageningen UR researchers request input from professionals in the coffee and cocoa sector on major research questions that need to be answered to support development in these areas. Information gathered through this survey will be used to propose a strategic research agenda at the World Cocoa Conference in June 2014. Take the survey>>

Trade Statistics - February 2014

World coffee exports amounted to 9 million bags in February 2014, compared with 8.63 million bags in February 2013. Exports in first five months of coffee year 2013/14 (Oct/13 to Feb/14) have fallen by 6.6% in comparison with the first five months of the last coffee year. In the twelve months ending February 2014, exports of Arabica totalled 68.73 million bags compared to 67.83 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 40.09 million bags compared to 42.81 million bags. Visit the Statistics page on our website for more data. ICO Statistics>>

Intern at the International Coffee Organization in London

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) is now accepting applications for an Internship Programme at its headquarters in London. Interns should be at graduate or post-graduate level and should have an interest in international development, sustainability, economics, statistics or another subject of topical interest in this field. Learn more>>

ICO Head of Operations Moderates ‘Conference on Women in the World of Coffee’ in Trieste, Italy

Mauricio Galindo, Head of Operations at the International Coffee Organization, presents the introductory speech at the Ernesto Illy Foundation’s 1st Conference on Women in the World of Coffee. Details>>

New ICO Study: Comparative Analysis of World Coffee Prices and Manufactured Goods

The ICO has published the following study which was considered and approved by the International Coffee Council at its 112th Session on 3-7 March, 2014: 'Comparative analysis of world coffee prices and manufactured goods'
More

New ICO Study: Coffee Consumption in East and Southeast Asia: 1990-2012

The ICO has published the following study which was considered and approved by the International Coffee Council at its 112th Session on 3-7 March, 2014: 'Coffee Consumption in East and Southeast Asia: 1990 – 2012.’
More

New ICO Study: World Coffee Trade (1963-2013)

The ICO has published the following study which was considered and approved by the International Coffee Council at its 112th Session on 3-7 March, 2014: ‘World coffee trade (1963 – 2013): A review of the markets, challenges and opportunities facing the sector’
More

See previous news

Coffee Leaf Rust outbreak

The current epidemic of coffee leaf rust affecting all countries of the region with a 53% incidence is the worst seen since this pest appeared in Central America in 1976.

More information

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  16/04/2014
  change
ICO Composite 164.65 -3.3%
Colombian Milds 211.77 -3.5%
Other Milds 215.49 -2.9%
Brazilian Naturals 182.22 -4.4%
Robustas 103.85 -2.0%


New ICO Studies & Reports


3rd Consultative Forum on Coffee Sector Finance

The 3rd Consultative Forum took place on 10 September 2013 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, on the topic of aggregation - More


 ICO 5Oth Anniversary meeting

ICO 50th anniversary 


Monthly coffee market report

Latest news on coffee production, exports and consumption.
March 2014


Coffeeline database

ICO online database of coffee-related material. COFFEELINE