Prices for all coffee groups increased in May

11 June 2018

In May 2018, the ICO composite indicator increased by 0.7% to an average of 113.34 US cents/lb, following three months of declines. Prices for all coffee groups rose in May 2018, though the largest month-on-month increase occurred for Other Milds, which grew by 0.9% to 135.61 US cents/lb. Global coffee exports amounted to 10.18 million bags in April 2018, compared with 9.50 million in April 2017, driven by an increase of 14.1% for Robusta shipments and 6.8% for Colombian Milds. World production in 2017/18 is estimated 1.2% higher at 159.66 million bags with output expected to grow in eight of the ten largest coffee-producing countries.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  18/01/2019
  change
ICO Composite 102.34 +1.4%
Colombian Milds 130.39 +1.4%
Other Milds 130.17 +2.0%
Brazilian Naturals 103.84 +2.2%
Robustas 78.34 +0.1%

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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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