Market weakens further due to high exports and increasing inventory levels

7 April 2017

In March, the ICO composite indicator price fell slightly. While Robustas remained broadly stable, Arabica prices were under pressure. Despite the poor Conilon/Robusta harvest in Brazil and Vietnam, the market remained well supplied as export levels in the period October 2016 to February 2017 were higher than the year before, while inventories in importing countries continued to grow. In combination with an increasingly positive outlook for the 2017/18 crop, the market currently lacks any strong signals to reverse from its current gradual decline.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  16/08/2018
  change
ICO Composite 101.99 -0.4%
Colombian Milds 128.80 -0.6%
Other Milds 124.45 -0.6%
Brazilian Naturals 103.59 -0.5%
Robustas 81.10 +0.1%

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