Rabobank sees global coffee deficit at 6.8 million bags in 2017-18.

The global coffee market is likely to witness a deficit of 6.8 million bags (1bag=60kg) in 2017-18 as demand from North America, European nations and emerging Asian economies is expected to be higher. Global demand for coffee in 2017-18 at 159.8 million bags and production at 153.0 million bags. Strong demand for green coffee from the EU and the US. Brazil’s coffee output for 2017-18 to be at 49.2 million bags, against 54 million bags in 2016-17. The demand from North America is expected to be mainly for premium coffee pods, which have a higher unit price than traditional drip coffee.