Coffee market price ends 2017 at 21-month low

9 January 2018

The ICO composite indicator price averaged 114 US cents/lb in December 2017, down 2.8% from November 2017. Prices for all groups of coffee fell over the course of the month, though the steepest decline occurred in Robusta prices. Exports in November 2017 were 9.2% lower than the same month last year on 9.02 million bags. Shipments of Arabica were 5.5% lower at 6.06 million bags while Robusta shipments decreased by 15.9% to 2.96 million bags. Global coffee output for 2017/18 is preliminary estimated at 158.78 million bags, 0.7% higher than last year. Arabica production is provisionally estimated at 97.32 million bags, 1.1% lower than last year due to an expected reduction in output from Colombia and Brazil. However, Robusta production is provisionally estimated 3.7% higher than last year at 61.46 million bags, due largely to growth in Vietnam.
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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  12/11/2018
  change
ICO Composite 108.63 -2.3%
Colombian Milds 137.48 -2.9%
Other Milds 134.97 -2.5%
Brazilian Naturals 111.61 -3.0%
Robustas 83.67 -1.3%

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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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