Coffee Group Prices Diverge in April While Volatility Increases

5 May 2020

In April 2020, the ICO composite indicator decreased by 0.1% to 108.91 US cents/lb as prices for the Mild Arabica indicators rose while prices of Robusta and Brazilian Naturals fell. The volatility of the ICO composite indicator increased by 1 percentage point to 10.6% as the volatility of all group indicators grew in April 2020. Global exports fell by 3.7% to 11.06 million bags in March 2020 and shipments in the first six months of coffee year 2019/20 decreased by 3.9% to 61.96 million bags. In coffee year 2019/20, our estimate of global coffee consumption has been revised to 166.06 million bags, which represents an increase of 0.5% compared to 165.27 million bags in 2018/19. As a result, production is expected to exceed consumption by 1.95 million bags.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  25/05/2020
  change
ICO Composite 103.82 +0.2%
Colombian Milds 153.82 -0.3%
Other Milds 147.97 -0.1%
Brazilian Naturals 99.59 -0.2%
Robustas 65.99 +1.3%

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