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Vietnam is by far the world's largest robusta coffee producer and exporter with its output accounting for about 41% of global production of this variety and its exports making up roughly a fifth of world coffee exports (arabica and robusta) in 2013/14. In fact...

Brazil - Coffee flops in auction, government plans new sale from stocks

The Brazilian government failed to attract bidders for coffee on auction from federal stocks on March 25, Brazil's crop supply agency Conab said. The agency soon after announced a new auction scheduled for Apri...

Nicaragua - Coffee exports rise by a quarter in February

Nicaragua exported 185,183 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, up 25% from the same month last year, the National Export Centre (Cetrex) said. This brought total coffee exports in the first five months of 20...

Brazil - Government to sell coffee stocks for first time since 2011

The government's crop supply agency Conab said that it would sell 40,809 60-kg bags of coffee from public stocks in an auction on March 25, its first sale since September 2011. Conab's stock are estimated at 1....

Cameroon - Robusta exports more than double y/y in February

Robusta coffee exports from Cameroon in February - the third month of the 2014/15 (Dec/Nov) season - reached 461 tonnes, or roughly 7,680 60-kg bags, more than doubling from 194 tonnes (3,230 bags) in the same ...

Brazil - Cocapec expects member's crop to fall sharply in 2015/16

Brazilian coffee cooperative Cocapec expects its members to produce only about half as much coffee in 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) as they produced during last year's record harvest, the group's sales head for coffee, Ans...

Uganda - Nucafe lowers 2014/15 coffee export forecast over drought

The national coffee farmers’ body Nucafe has lowered its 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) coffee export projection by at least 19%, citing the impact of a current drought that has hit the main coffee growing regions over the ...

Indonesia's coffee output is expected to fall to 650,000-700,000 tonnes (10.833-11.667 mln 60-kg bags) in calendar year 2015 from 711,513 tonnes (11.8...

Uganda - February coffee exports drop 18% y/y as drought hits yields

Uganda exported 290,475 60-kg bags of coffee in February, down 18% from 35,837 in the same month of the previous season, the state-run Uganda Coffee D...

United Kingdom - Certified robusta stocks rise 7.4% in H1 March

Tenderable coffee stocks held at ICE Futures Europe-nominated warehouses rose by 1,121 ten-tonne lots in the two weeks to March 16, 2015, bringing the...

Vietnam - Government approves loan plan to replant coffee

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a loan programme by the State Bank of Vietnam for replanting coffee trees in the Central Highlands between...

Italy - Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso blends

Illycaffe sees strong Chinese demand growth for espresso-based blends as part of buoyant global consumption prospects for Italian arabica bean roasts,...

United States - Green coffee stocks drop 2.9% m/m in February

US green coffee stocks at port warehouses fell by 156,448 60-kg bags during February 2015 to reach 5,151,552 bags at the end of the month, the Green C...

El Salvador - February coffee exports rise 52%

El Salvador exported 86,233 60-kg bags of coffee in February 2015, up 52% from 56,708 bags in the same month last year, the National Coffee Council (C...

 

Israel - Strauss Group, TPG eye US IPO for coffee unit

Israeli food and beverage company Strauss Group and private equity firm TPG are examining an initial public offering (IPO) of Strauss Coffee on a US stock excha...

Colombia - Coffee renovation program has positive impact on quality

The coffee crop renovation program led by the National Federation of Coffee Growers (Fedecafe) has had a positive impact on the quality and consistency of Colom...

Tanzania - Coffee revenue falls 25.5% in year to January

The value of Tanzanian coffee exports fell 25.5% in the year to January 2015 from a year earlier as bad weather hurt production and because some product was bei...

Australia - Indonesia aims to triple coffee exports to Australia

The Trade Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra has formed a coalition of national promotion called the Koalisi Promosi Nasional or KPN to help accelera...

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United States - ICE certified arabica stocks rise as of March 25

ICE certified arabica stocks rose by 14,750 60-kg bags to 2,318,791 bags as of March 25, exchange data showed. There were 36,233 bags pending grading, while 16,...

Coffee beans in roaster

International - Non-Brazilian coffee output must hit record to avoid deficit - Neumann

A global coffee deficit in the 2015/16 crop year can only be avoided if production outside Brazil rises 12% from the current harvest, German coffee trader Neuma...

Coffee beans at different roasting stages

First estimate of World Coffee Production 2014/15

Global coffee prices continued to be on a rollercoaster ride in the past couple of months as ongoing uncertainty over the extent of drought damage to Brazil's 2...