LONDON, U.K. – World coffee exports amounted to 9.21 million bags in February 2016, compared with 9.05 million in February 2015 up 1.7 percent on year, the International Coffee Organization reported on Thursday.
Exports of Arabica rose 8.1 percent to 6.123 million bags. Shipments of Colombian Milds were up 6.5 percent. Other Milds and Brazilian Naturals were up 8.5 and 8.4 percent respectively. On the other hand, Robustas were down 8.9 percent to less than 3.1 million bags.
Exports in the first five months of coffee year 2015/16 (Oct/15 to Feb/16) have increased by 2.0% in comparison with the first five months of the last coffee year. Arabica exports reached 29.454 million bags or an 8.9 percent increase on year.
Colombian Milds and Other Milds both recorded double figures increases to 6.217 and 8.053 million bags, up 10.5 and 14.4 percent respectively, while Brazilian Naturals rose to 15.184 million bags, up 5.7 percent. Robustas fell to 15.751 million bags, or an 8.8 percent decrease.
In the twelve months ending February 2016, exports of Arabica totalled 70.98 million bags compared to 68.59 million bags last year; whereas Robusta exports amounted to 41.86 million bags compared to 45.80 million bags.