SOFTS-Arabica slips after topping $2 per lb on freak Brazil frosts

SOFTS-Arabica slips after topping $2 per lb on freak Brazil frosts

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LONDON, July 23 (Reuters)Arabica espresso futures on ICE slipped on Friday after a blistering rally that noticed them prime6-1/2-year highs above $2 per lb as buyers fretted over supply defaults whereas assessing frost injury to the crop in prime producer Brazil.


* September arabica espresso KCc1fell 0.9% to $1.9185 per lb by 1500 GMT, having hit its highest value in greater than 6-1/2 years at $2.0950. The contract is on target for a weekly acquire of almost 20%.

* “The temper proper now may be very powerful,” stated one Europe-based bodily arabica dealer.

* He stated the threat is that consensus estimates for 3 million to 5 million luggage value of injury to subsequent 12 months’s crop – equal to 10% of the full crop – may very well be bumped increased, not decrease, as a result of the complete extent of crop injury takes days to seem.

* One other dealer concurred, saying there are additionally issues about subsequent week’s chilly entrance, although speculators have determined to ebook income forward of the weekend.

* The freak frosts hit Brazil’s most important coffee-growing area of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo states on Tuesday. L8N2OX5N0

* Espresso timber are extraordinarily delicate to frost, which kills the leaves, forcing the plant to regrow them the following season, whereas extreme frosts can kill timber fully.

* September robusta espresso LRCc2slipped 0.1% to $1,888 a tonne after touching its highest value in almost 4 years at $1,993.


* October uncooked sugar SBc1 rose 2.7% to 18.09 cents per lb, having hit a two-week excessive of 18.16 cents.

* Whereas frosts additionally hit sugar cane areas in Brazil, which can also be a number one sugar producer, they’re thought to have had much less affect as a result of the affected areas had already been harvested.

* Nevertheless, sellers stated the frosts may have an effect on subsequent season’s crop, although crop injury in cane takes time to evaluate and can rely on the adequacy of rains going ahead. Cane, which is actually a weed, is extra hardy than espresso.

* October white sugar LSUc1 rose 2% to $455.80 a tonne.


* September London cocoa LCCc1edged up 0.1% to 1,632 kilos a tonne​, having hit its lowest value in a 12 months final week.

* September New York cocoa CCc1 ​​slipped 0.1% to $2,360 a tonne​.

(Modifying by David Goodman and Paul Simao)

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