Coffee: International Prices - October 2017

In October the composite indicator of the International Coffee Organization continued its downward trend, averaging 120.01 cents per pound, the lowest level since May 2016.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

From a statement issued by the International Coffee Organization:

Record Exports for Coffee Year 2016/17

Total exports in September 2017 reached 8.34 million bags, compared to 9.8 million in September 2016. While coffee year 2016/17 registered a decrease in its final month, total exports reached a record 122.45 million bags, 4.8% greater than the 116.89 million bags shipped in coffee year 2015/16.

Exports of Colombian Milds grew by 8% to 14.66 million bags, Other Milds by 15.6% to 27.02 million bags, and Brazilian Naturals by 2.6% to 35.84 million bags while Robusta shipments remained stable, amounting to 44.93 million bags.

Global coffee production in crop year 2016/17 has been revised upwards to 157.44 million bags, a 3.4% increase on 2015/16, due largely to the increase in production for Honduras.

The ICO composite indicator continued its downward trend, averaging 120.01 US cents/lb in October 2017, which is the lowest level since May 2016 when it averaged 119.91 US cents/lb.

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Coffee: International Prices for September 2017

October 2017

In September international prices continued the downward trend that began in late August, and for the third consecutive year the 2016/17 coffee cycle closed with a deficit.

From a report by the International Coffee Organization:

The ICO composite indicator continued its downward trend that started at the end of August,  averaging 124.46 US cents/lb.

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International prices fell in April as a result of the sale of positions by institutional investors and optimistic outlooks on global supply.

From a report by the International Coffee Organization:


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During February, most prices fell, with the Robusta variety registering a steeper decline in international prices.

From the Coffee Market Report February 2016, by the International Coffee Organization:

Market turns down slightly as supply concerns ease

ICO indicator prices fell slightly across all groups but the decline was most pronounced for Robustas.

Global Coffee Prices - June 2016

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"Prices rallied significantly in June, as the Brazilian real strengthened against the US dollar and the 2016/17 Brazilian crop entered its potential frost season."

From a report by the International Coffee Organization: 

Prices rallied significantly in June, as the Brazilian real strengthened against the US dollar and the 2016/17 Brazilian crop entered its potential frost season.

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