New Data on 'How Covid-19 Impacts Global Coffee Industry - Demand Side

9 April 2020

The ICO has released the first issue of the new economic publication of the ICO: Coffee Break Series.

The covid-19 pandemic is a dramatic public health crisis with significant impacts on economies around the world. This issue of the Coffee Break Series focuses on demand-side effects of the novel coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic, assessing the relationship between reduced economic growth and global coffee consumption. The impact of social distancing measures including the lockdown of large parts of the hospitality industry are discussed.

Further analysis, in particular of the supply-side effect of the covid-19 pandemic, is necessary to understand the overall impact on the coffee sector and all actors along the global value chain. These effects will be assessed in future issues in the ICO Coffee Break Series.
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ICO Coffee Break Series

The ICO has released research on the impact of covid-19 on the global coffee industry.

Coffee Development Report 2019. Growing for prosperity: Economic viability as the catalyst for a sustainable coffee sector (Published October 2019)

Futures markets: the role of non-commercial traders (Published March 2019)

Profitability of coffee farming in selected Latin American countries - interim report (Published March 2019)

Survey on the impact of low coffee prices on exporting countries (Published March 2019)

Emerging coffee markets: South and East Asia (Published September 2018)

Guide to Access Green and Climate Funding: The Global Environment Facility (Published October 2018)

Role of coffee futures markets in discovering prices for Latin American producers (Published September 2018)

National Quality Standards (Published September 2018)

Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published September 2018)

Maximum residue limits (Published September 2018)

Country Coffee Profile: Ghana (Published September 2018)

Mixtures and substitutes (Published September 2018)

Gender equality in the coffee sector (Published April 2018)

Development of coffee trade flows (Published April 2018)


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