Coffee Market Report October 2016 - Robusta shortfall drives coffee market to 21-month high

10 November 2016

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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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  18/10/2018
  change
ICO Composite 116.80 -0.1%
Colombian Milds 146.98 -0.2%
Other Milds 143.95 -0.3%
Brazilian Naturals 122.68 -0.1%
Robustas 88.99 +0.1%

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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

This year we have chosen a very special theme for this year’s celebrations: ‘Women in Coffee’. Women play as important a role in the whole of the coffee chain as men, from planting the seeds to processing to trading to brewing… and drinking it. To find out more visit the dedicated International Coffee Day website. 


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