ICO Composite Indicator Price reaches 1 dollar

7 March 2005

On 7 March 2005 the Composite Indicator Price reached 101.37 US cents per lb. The last time this price exceeded 100 cents was on 3 December 1999. The rise represents an increase of 85.8 per cent since the beginning of 2004. The percentage rise in the Other Mild Arabica indicator over this period was 99.3 per cent, while the Robusta indicator rose by 32.8 per cent. It should be noted that the average of the Composite Price for the decade 1990 to 1999 was 95.68 cents and for the decade 1980 to 1989 127.97 cents per lb.

ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  06/08/2020
ICO Composite 113.18 -2.5%
Colombian Milds 166.92 -2.3%
Other Milds 159.49 -2.5%
Brazilian Naturals 110.87 -3.7%
Robustas 71.35 -1.0%

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