ICO composite indicator increases for the 4th consecutive month

2 March 2021

In February 2021, the ICO composite indicator continued its upward trend, averaging 119.35 US cents/lb as prices for all group indicators rose. This is the highest monthly average since October 2017 when the ICO composite indicator reached 120.01 US cents/lb. Global exports in January 2021 totaled 10.21 million bags, compared with 10.59 million bags in January 2020, and shipments in the first four months of coffee year 2020/21 increased by 3.7% to 41.88 million bags. Exports from the world’s largest coffee-producing region, South America, increased by 15.5% to 23.26 million bags as shipments from Brazil grew by 24.3% to 16.77 million bags. However, exports from the other three regions declined in October 2020 to January 2021. Shipments from Asia & Oceania decreased by 3.9% to 12.19 million bags. Africa’s exports decreased 13% to 3.81 million bags as shipments from three of the region’s five largest producers declined. Shipments from Central America & Mexico fell by 17.5% to 2.62 million bags as parts of the region were severely affected by hurricanes Iota and Eta.

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ICO Indicator prices
(US cents/lb)  2/2/2023
ICO Composite 172.50 +0.6%
Colombian Milds 237.34 +0.6%
Other Milds 226.26 +1.4%
Brazilian Naturals 192.86 +0.6%
Robustas 102.00 -0.3%

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