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

9 June 2016

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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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  21/02/2017
  change
ICO Composite 140.49 +0.9%
Colombian Milds 167.39 +1.4%
Other Milds 170.39 +1.3%
Brazilian Naturals 149.43 +1.4%
Robustas 107.39 -0.1%

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