July marks another month of continuous low prices

7 August 2018

In July 2018, the ICO composite indicator price decreased by 2.9% to an average of 107.20 US cents/lb, which is the lowest monthly average for July since 2007, when the monthly composite indicator reached 106.20 US cents/lb. Prices for all coffee groups fell in July 2018, though the largest month-on-month decrease occurred for Brazilian Naturals, which declined by 4% to 110.54 US cents/lb.
Total exports in June 2018 amounted to 10.45 million bags, 2.6% higher than in the same month one year ago, led by an increase of 7.9% to 3.95 million bags for Robusta. However, total Arabica shipments in June 2018 fell by 0.4%, to 6.51 million bags, with exports of Colombian Milds growing by 1.1%, to 1.03 million bags, and Brazilian Naturals by 2.2%, to 2.61 million bags. Other Milds fell by 3.2%, to 2.87 million bags.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  19/07/2019
  change
ICO Composite 103.86 -0.6%
Colombian Milds 138.71 -0.7%
Other Milds 136.87 -0.7%
Brazilian Naturals 106.27 -0.8%
Robustas 74.44 -0.3%

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1 October is #InternationalCoffeeDay.

ICD2018 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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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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