Coffee market continues downward trend
19 April 2018
Since August 2017, the ICO composite indicator price has declined in each month except January 2018. The composite indicator decreased by 1.1% in March 2018 to an average of 112.99 US cents/lb, which is the lowest monthly price since February 2016. Indicator prices for all groups fell in March 2018, though the largest month-on-month decrease occurred for Colombian Milds, which fell by 1.4% to 139.45 US cents/lb. This narrowed the price differential between Colombian Milds and Other Milds to an average of 4.42 US cents/lb, 15.3% lower than last month. Global production is estimated at 159.66 million bags in 2017/18, 1.2% higher than 2016/17, resulting in an estimated surplus of 0.78 million bags. Arabica production is estimated 4.6% lower at 97.43 million bags while Robusta is estimated 12.1% higher at 62.24 million bags. The surplus in production is reflected in increased shipments for all groups, except Colombian Milds, during the first five months of coffee year 2017/18. Read the latest Coffee Market Report>>
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(US cents/lb) 18/01/2019
1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.
This year we chose 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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• Assessing the economic sustainability of coffee growing (Published September 2016)
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