The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has announced a 1.7% increase in global coffee exports in the first four months of the 2015 / 2016 marketing year. The ICO data further shows that in the past 12 months through January 2016, a 1.8% rise in Arabica exports to 70.2 million kilo bags partly offset an 8.5% drop in Robusta at 42.2 million bags. ICO expects the 2015/16 harvest to increase 1.4% to 142.4 million bags.

MITC, March 2016