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Coffee consumption in China, whose market is currently estimated at more than US $ 1 billion per year, went from 1.1 million bags in 2011/2012 to 3.2 million bags in 2016/2017, that is practically has tripled in the last six years.
This significant increase in coffee consumption in China, a country with more than 18% of the world's population, is attributed to changes in the consumption habits of the population due to urbanisation, an increase in the number of middle-class members and an improvement in purchasing power of the population.

Russia became the seventh importing member of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), joining the European Union (EU), United States, Norway, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey under the International Coffee Agreement, formalized in 2007.

The worldwide export of coffee fell by 2.6% in March, compared to the same month of 2014 were shipped 9.983 million bags of 60 kg compared to 10,250 million bags in March 2014. Information is from the International Coffee Organization (ICO).
The world export in the first six months in coffee year 2014/15 (October 2014 to March 2015) fell by 3.3% compared to the same period last year, from 54.897 million to 53.084 million bags.

People who drink four to six cups of coffee a day may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to an international research published on February 26th. "Caffeine intake was associated with reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases," said study author Ellen Mowry, of Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States. "Our study shows that coffee intake may also protect against multiple sclerosis, reinforcing the idea that the substance may have protective effects on the brain," he added.

It may seem an exaggerated amount, but five cups of coffee a day can prevent a number of diseases, according to a health report by the US government.
Experts who make up the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee a group that helps the US to formulate dietary guidelines, from school meals to packaging labels, indicate that consumption may decrease the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's disease and liver cancer.

The ICO publishes in a monthly basis, the Report on Coffee Market. In the January 2015 edition, highlights, with regard to Brazil, the time observed was the main driving force in coffee prices, which first rose, then fell again. The drought in Brazil in early January pushed up prices. The forecast of rain for the end of January, however, interrupted this brief recovery. However, the rainfall levels in Brazil are still below average, compromising the crop of 2015/16, the report shows.