Market turns down slightly as supply concerns ease

3 March 2017

ICO indicator prices fell slightly across all groups but the decline was most pronounced for Robustas. The controversy concerning the need for Brazil to import Robusta to alleviate supply shortages in Brazil continued when an envisaged import quota was suspended. Meanwhile increasing inventory levels and a favourable outlook for the 2017/18 crop, especially in Brazil somewhat eased supply concerns. Finally, our initial estimate of the value of world coffee exports shows an increase of almost 6% for 2015/16 compared to the year before.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  12/11/2019
  change
ICO Composite 105.08 -0.4%
Colombian Milds 141.77 -1.2%
Other Milds 137.72 -0.2%
Brazilian Naturals 106.76 -0.6%
Robustas 73.29 +0.3%

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