Coffee market ends 2016/17 coffee year in deficit for the third consecutive year

12 October 2017

The ICO composite indicator continued its downward trend that started
at the end of August, averaging 124.45 US cents/lb. 

Prices for all groups fell in September, though Robusta saw the largest decline of 5.1% compared to August. 

This brings coffee year 2016/17 to an end, and global production is estimated at 153.9 million bags, a 1.5% increase on 2015/16. 
With world consumption at 155.1 million bags, this gives a global deficitof 1.2 million bags.  
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  13/11/2018
  change
ICO Composite 107.66 -0.9%
Colombian Milds 136.11 -1.0%
Other Milds 133.83 -0.8%
Brazilian Naturals 110.14 -1.3%
Robustas 83.63 -0.4%

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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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Maximum residue limits (Published September 2018)

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Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published April 2018)

Development of coffee trade flows (Published April 2018)

Value addition in the African coffee sector (Published September 2017)

• Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing (Published September 2016)

Coffee in the Russian Federation (Published August 2015)

Coffee in China (Published August 2015)

The impact of the price of oil and the US dollar exchange rate on coffee prices (Published August 2015)

Sustainability of the Coffee Sector in Africa (Published August 2015)


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