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Coffee Market Report

April 2024

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Highlights

Since its inception, the ICO has been consistently engaged in assisting its Members with the development, fund mobilization, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of coffee sector development projects aiming to promote sustainable growth for the benefit of all stakeholders, from coffee farmers to consumers.

Expectation and belief in the capacity of young people in coffee-producing countries (CPCs), as well as those engaged in all components of the coffee supply chain, including baristas and consumers, have inspired and motivated the preparation of this CDR. Engaging effectively with and providing tools and resources to the coffee sectors Next Generations is, after all, not an aim but a must.

136th International Coffee Council

Within the World Coffee Conference 2023, the 136th International Coffee Council chaired by Mr. Fabian gathered ICO Members around key topics impacting the sector, including the Coffee Task Force and new partnerships for funding farmers and producing countries, and the circular economy and the compliance with new regulations.

CPPTF: 4th CEOs and Global Leaders Forum

The International Coffee Organization and its Coffee Public-Private Task Force has convened its members and other stakeholders and development partners to attend the 4th CEOs & Global Leaders Forum, powered by IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative. The successful outcome of the 4th Forum was the release of a Communiqué expressing the commitment of companies and organizations of the coffee industry, and the ICO Members, to endorse the implementation of the 2020-2030 Roadmap.

What’s New

 

ICO partners with G7 to enhance Climate Adaptation and Sustainability in the Coffee Value Chain (CVC)

The G7 Climate, Energy and Environment Ministers, at their meeting in Turin from 29 to 30 April 2024, agreed to enhance climate adaptation and singled out sustainability in the coffee value chain in their communiqué. The Italian G7 Presidency has prioritized coffee as a strategic commodity, placing it at the forefront of the agenda also for the upcoming summit in Borgo Egnazia, Puglia, from 13 to 15 June, and will promote the establishment of a Blended Coffee Sustainability and Resilience Fund at the G7 Ministers’ Meeting on Development in Pescara (24-25 October).

Launch of the new ‘Center for Circular Economy in Coffee’

During the World Coffee Conference promoted by the International Coffee Organization and jointly organized with the Government of India and its Coffee Board in Bangalore, was announced the launch of the new Center for Circular Economy in Coffee.

The ICO Composite Indicator Price (I-CIP) averaged 216.89 US cents/lb in April, a 16.4% increase from March 2024. The I-CIP posted a median value of 221.99 US cents/lb, having fluctuated between 193.39 and 235.50 US cents/lb.

EUDR Information System – Demo and Discussion for Coffee Stakeholders

On 14 February 2024, the ICO, European Coffee Federation (ECF), Global Coffee Platform (GCP), and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge co-hosted a webinar on the EUDR Information System. Over 600 attendees had the opportunity to learn more about this key component for compliance with the regulation.

The Coffee Report and Outlook (CRO) is the bi-annual report of the International Coffee Organization, providing an up-to-date snapshot of the 2022/23 coffee year’s production and consumption, and the outlook for 2023/24. It is based on a new methodology for calculating production and consumption, providing a meaningful update to the legacy model.

World coffee exports amounted to 12.99 million bags in March 2024, compared with 12.02 million in March 2023. Exports in the first six months of coffee year 2023/24 (October/23 to March/24) increased by 10.4% to 69.16 million bags compared to 62.64 million bags in the same period in 2022/23. In the twelve months ending March 2024, exports of Arabica totalled 77.92 million bags compared to 76.63 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 51.52 million bags compared to 49.08 million bags.

The 5th World Coffee Conference in Bengaluru, India

The ICO and its partners are co-hosting the 5th World Coffee Conference to discuss critical issues affecting the global coffee industry. With 80 member countries and over 900 participants, including coffee growers and government representatives, the conference will serve as a platform for a diverse range of high-level discussions, including the Coffee Public-Private Task Force CEO and Global Leaders Forum.

ICO celebrates its 60th anniversary at the WCC 2023

As we look to the future and celebrate the ICO’s 60th anniversary at the 5th World Coffee Conference, the ICO calls on the sector to focus on the priorities that will shape the future of coffee, and to commit to uniting the global coffee community to advance and address some of the most pressing economic, social and environmental challenges of our time.

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International Coffee Day (ICD)

On 1 October, we celebrate the International Coffee Day, an opportunity for coffee lovers to share their love of the beverage and support the millions of farmers whose livelihoods depend on the aromatic crop.

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