Robusta prices increase to five and a half year high

9 February 2017

In January, the coffee market recovered from the fall in prices which was recorded towards the end of last year. While a price increase could be observed across all groups, it was most notable for Robusta. Exports for the first quarter of coffee year 2016/17 were 8.3% higher than last year at 29.8 million bags. Conab has released its first estimates of coffee production in Brazil for the upcoming crop year 2017/18, projecting a reduction of around 10% in crop compared to the current year. Large export volumes and the high levels of stocks in consuming countries seem likely to put pressure on price levels.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  31/07/2020
ICO Composite 114.25 +2.1%
Colombian Milds 168.29 +2.3%
Other Milds 160.99 +2.1%
Brazilian Naturals 112.61 +3.4%
Robustas 71.52 +0.3%

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