MILAN – World coffee exports fell slightly (-0.8%) on year in January, according to ICO’s monthly data. Coffee shipments in all forms to all destinations totalled 8.964 million bags versus 9.041 million bags in January 2015.
Shipments of Arabica rose 1.4% to 5.603 million bags with Colombian Milds and Other Milds up 4.3% and 11.7% respectively, while Brazilian Naturals recorded a 5.3% decrease.
Robustas confirmed their downward trend (-4.4%).
Exports from Brazil fell below the 3 million threshold (-10.2%), whilst Vietnam’s shipments showed important signs of recovery with a 10.1% increase over the same month of last year.
Colombia was still up 3.8% on year.
World coffee export during the first four months of coffee year 2015/16 were up 1.7% over the same period of the previous coffee year.
Arabica volumes rose 8.5%, with Colombian Milds, Other Milds and Brazilian Naturals all recording positive figures year-on-year. Exports of Robusta were down 8.7%.
Brazil shipped 12.993 million bags, or a 1.7% increase. Vietnam exported 7.15 million bags, down 5.3% compared to last year.
Exports from Colombia rose 11.6% to 4.579 million bags, while shipments from Indonesia fell sharply (-30.8%) to 1.560 million bags.