Friday 5th April 2013
International sugar prices continue to fall and in March 2013 were down 19% on LIFFE year-on-year.
Wednesday 27th March 2013
Cassia prices are currently up 6% since the beginning of the year.
Wednesday 20th March 2013
The premium of Arabica coffee over Robusta fell just below 50 US cents a pound on international markets.
Tuesday 26th February 2013
The price of Arabica coffee on the ICE in the US has fallen 7% since the start of 2013.
Thursday 13th December 2012
The price of tea in Kenya has increased again over the past month.
Wednesday 21st November 2012
Six month forward cocoa butter price jumped 9% in the last week following reduced grindings at cocoa producing nations and in Europe.
Thursday 15th November 2012
The price of Arabica coffee has fallen by 30% since the beginning of the year.
Wednesday 29th August 2012
The price of butter has risen by over 30% since June 2012.
Wednesday 15th August 2012
The price of Kenyan tea (best dust grade), in terms of USD, has risen by 8% year-on-year and is currently near a record high of USD 4/kg.
Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Global sugar prices have fallen 18% year-on-year.
Tuesday 26th June 2012
Cocoa prices fell sharply at the end of 2011 and are currently 24% down year-on-year.
Monday 11th June 2012
The price of the Arabica coffee, in terms of USD, has dropped more than 25% since the beginning of the year on reports of abundant crops expected from Colombia and Brazil.
Monday 16th January 2012
The price of cocoa beans (in terms of GBP) has risen by 12% since the start of the year but is down by 22% year-on-year from the high prices seen during the Ivorian civil war in 2011.
Wednesday 9th November 2011
The price of cocoa butter in the UK has fallen almost 50% year-on-year and is down by 66% since the start of 2009.
Tuesday 8th November 2011
The producer price of white Russian Krasnodar sugar, in terms of Russian roubles, has fallen by 41% since the start of 2011, compared to a fall of just 17% in the price of world sugar in London (when converted to roubles) over the same period.
Wednesday 14th September 2011
The price of Arabica coffee, in terms of USD, has increased by 16% since the start of August and is up by 57% year-on-year.
Tuesday 26th July 2011
The spot price of sugar in London recently reached a record high in terms of GBP, rising at its height by 48% since the start of May 2011 and up by 38% year-on-year.
Tuesday 19th July 2011
The price of pekoe fannings grade 1 Kenyan tea has risen by 11% since the start of June 2011 and is up by 41% year-on-year.
Wednesday 17th November 2010
The world price of sugar in terms of GBP has fallen by almost 10% since the start of November but is up by 18% year-on-year.
Friday 22nd October 2010
Arabica coffee prices have risen by 27% year-on-year (in terms of USD) with prices reflecting uncertainties concerning short-term coffee supplies.
Thursday 14th October 2010
The world price of sugar has increased by 16% since the start of August 2010 and is up by 9% year-on-year.
Wednesday 18th August 2010
The price of cocoa beans in London has fallen by 14% since the start of July but is up by 11% year-on-year.
Wednesday 28th July 2010
The price of cocoa powder (futures) in London has risen by almost 50% since the start of the year and is up by nearly 500% since the start of 2007.
Friday 23rd July 2010
The price of Orange Pekoe tea in Sri Lanka has fallen by 31% since the start of the year.
Wednesday 16th June 2010
The price of Kenyan tea (best dust) - used in tea bags - has fallen by 30% (in terms of USD) since the start of the year.
Wednesday 10th March 2010
World sugar prices have fallen by almost 20% from the peaks reached in January this year.
Friday 12th February 2010
Arabica coffee prices (USD) have fallen by more than 10% since the middle of January this year.
Friday 29th January 2010
Prices in the world market have continued to reach record highs supported by strong demand from India. Indonesia is likely to start importing sugar as well which is increasing global demand.
Tuesday 26th January 2010
Cocoa bean prices continued to increase on the main markets supported by supply concerns over Ivory Coast’s total production.
Friday 30th October 2009
Strong prices have been seen in the cocoa market in the last month supported by high market volatility and low liquidity.
Thursday 1st October 2009
Tea, one of Britain’s favourite beverages, is one of only a few food commodities that have increased considerably in price over the last year, mainly due to weather related problems in key tea growing regions.