Ethiopian Washed Coffee Prices Rise Up to 17.5% in Week

Prices for washed arabica coffee from Ethiopia rose by as much as 17.5 percent last week in trading on the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange.

Volumes of both washed and unwashed coffee traded rose to 5,410 metric tons in the week ended April. 1 from 4,307 tons a week earlier, the Addis Ababa-based exchange said in an e-mailed report today.

The following are prices for the most heavily traded types of arabica in dollars per pound on the last day they were exchanged in the week.

Week-on-week data may also reflect changes in exchange rates. Volumes are in metric tons and percentage change is measured from the previous week’s closing price.

Unwashed
Region            Type   Grade   Volume      Price     % change
Forest            A      9       76.50       $1.6602     -4.7%
Forest            A      UG      153.00      $1.6127     -4.8%
Forest            B      8       35.70       $1.7076     -0.2%
Forest            B      9       35.70       $1.6127     -9.1%
Harar             A      5       40.80       $2.0396      n/a
Harar             B      6       56.10       $1.7076     -5.0%
Harar             C      4       33.15       $1.8262     -3.4%
Jimma             A      7       63.75       $1.9210     -3.2%
Jimma             A      8       88.30       $1.6760     -0.5%
Jimma             A      9       216.48      $1.5890     -1.6%
Jimma             A      UG      33.15       $1.5811     -8.8%
Jimma             B      5       53.55       $1.9606      0.8%
Jimma             B      6       105.37      $1.9527      0.2%
Jimma             B      7       168.30      $1.9448     -2.2%
Jimma             B      8       32.57       $1.7708    -10.8%
Keffa             n/a    UG      40.80       $1.6127      n/a
Lekempte          n/a    3       43.35       $2.0792     -0.9%
Lekempte          n/a    4       68.85       $2.0554     -1.3%
Lekempte          n/a    5       135.15      $1.9922     -1.7%
Lekempte          n/a    6       155.55      $1.9527     -2.9%
Lekempte          n/a    7       186.15      $1.9210     -2.6%
Local Byproduct   n/a    3       32.16       $1.4325    -14.1%
Sidama            A      4       38.25       $2.0001     -2.7%
Sidama            A      5       127.50      $1.9369     -0.6%
Sidama            A      6       511.48      $1.8689     -0.8%
Sidama            A      7       117.30      $1.8262     -2.3%
Sidama            B      7       43.35       $1.8025      n/a
Sidama            D      6       45.24       $1.8815     -4.0%
Yirgacheffe       B      5       48.45       $1.8499     -8.2%
Yirgacheffe       B      6       252.45      $1.8420     -2.5%
Yirgacheffe       B      7       265.20      $1.7866     -4.8%
Yirgacheffe       B      8       33.15       $1.7076     -0.9%

Washed
Bebeka            n/a    4       100.81      $1.8578     17.5%
Limu              A      3       34.20       $1.9606      1.2%
Limu              A      4       41.40       $1.9922      1.9%
Limu              A      6       37.79       $1.7155      n/a
Sidama            A      3       175.93      $2.1661      1.1%
Sidama            A      4       189.48      $2.0871     -0.2%
Sidama            A      5       95.39       $1.9052     -2.2%
Sidama            B      4       118.81      $2.0080      2.3%
Sidama            C      4       45.00       $1.9764     -6.7%
Sidama            C      3       88.20       $2.0080     -2.3%
Sidama            C      4       131.41      $1.9448     -1.8%
Yirgacheffe       B      3       144.01      $2.1471      2.1%
Yirgacheffe       B      5       55.79       $1.9606      3.2%