The Coffee Market - September 2011

The average monthly price, according to the ICO composite indicator, rose slightly by 0.4% in September, going from 212.19 U.S. cents per pound in August to 213.04 cents.

Friday, October 21, 2011

However, daily indicator prices throughout the month showed a marked downward trend. The composite indicator price, which had increased and reached 234.26 U.S. cents per pound on September 1, fell to 190.95 on September 30, representing a decrease of 18.5%. Indicator prices for the four groups of coffee showed the same downward trend in September, and greater volatility than in August. The price of the ICO composite indicator of the September 30 stood at the lowest daily level to date in 2011.

With regard to market fundamentals, it is estimated that in the crop year 2010/11, which has been completed in all exporting countries, production was 133.6 million bags, with global consumption in the calendar year 2010 of around 135 million bags. The CONAB has released new estimates for Brazil’s production in the 2011/12 crop year which stood at 43.15 million bags, representing a slight decrease from the previous estimate, published in May 2011, which the stood at 43.54 million bags. Based on data provided by Member countries, the total production in crop year 2011/12 could be around 130 million bags.

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