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Gain Report sees Brazilian production at 52.1 million, down 7% on year

SAO PAULO, Brazil – ATO/Sao Paulo forecasts Brazil’s coffee production for Marketing Year (MY) 2017/18 (July-June) at 52.1 million 60-kg bags, a decrease of four million bags compared to MY 2016/17, due to the off-year of the biennial production cycle of trees in the majority of Arabica growing regions.

Vietnam vows to reorganize coffee production and improve quality

HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam’s coffee productivity is three times higher than the average level globally, but the profit that coffee growers pocket is low because of poor competitiveness and unstable output. With export volume of 1.8 million tons and export turnover of $3.35 billion, coffee was the biggest farm export item in 2016.

CEPEA: Arabica and Robusta quotes dropped in the Brazilian market

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Quotes of arabica and robusta coffee dropped in the Brazilian market in April. The CEPEA/ESALQ Index of arabica type 6, hard cup or better (delivered in São Paulo city), dropped 3.72% between March 31 and April 28, closing at 457.68 BRL (144.24 USD) per 60-kilo bag on April 28 – the lowest value in real terms since ...

Downward correction as funds respond to increasingly positive outlook

LONDON – Coffee prices fell sharply at the end of April as institutional investors sold off their positions. The coffee market continues to be well supplied as total exports in the first half of coffee year 2016/17 are estimated up by 4.8% to 60 million bags. In absence of fundamental news, the outlook for the 2017/18 crop ...

Japan dominates APAC coffee market, says Euromonitor in its latest report

LONDON – Despite the fact that the Asia-Pacific region has the lowest spend per consumer, this region holds the number three position in the world’s coffee market (as one of the largest contributors). The position results from the increasing middle class and the large local population. As of 2016, each APAC consumer spent ...

Want to grow your brand in the foodservice industry? Know the 3 Cs

MILAN – Chicken, China and coffee are three factors driving growth and profit in the current foodservice industry, according to Euromonitor International Consumer Foodservice Analyst Stephen Dutton. His analysis of today's foodservice stage indicates that those three "Cs" represent the biggest industry trends ...

Robusta coffee futures record biggest 5-day plunge in half a decade

MILAN – Robusta coffee futures on ICE fell to a 7-1/2 month low on Tuesday on technically-driven selling by funds, with the London market recording its biggest 5-day plunge in half a decade. The July contract fell $20 to $1,916 a tonne after dipping to a low of $1,871, the lowest level for the second position since ...

Brazil: Quotes of Robusta coffee drop 5.4% in April according to Cepea

SAO PAULO, Brazil – Quotes of Robusta coffee dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight of April, pressed down mainly by the harvesting advance in Rondônia, the nearness of harvesting activities in Espírito Santo and the return of the Funrural (Rural Workers' Assistance Fund) charge.

Seasonal offerings tops chocolate new product development, says Mintel

LONDON, UK – As chocolate lovers across the globe prepare to indulge in Easter treats, new research from Mintel reveals that seasonal launches accounted for one quarter (25%) of global chocolate new product launches in 2016, the biggest area of chocolate new product development (NPD) according to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD).

Market weakens further due to high exports and increasing inventory levels

LONDON – In March, the ICO composite indicator price fell slightly. While Robustas remained broadly stable, Arabica prices were under pressure. Despite the poor Conilon/Robusta harvest in Brazil and Vietnam, the market remained well supplied as export levels in the period October 2016 to February 2017 ...