JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnam quiet as traders await new crop season

Vietnam quiet as traders await new crop season

Friday, September 27, 2019, 10:18 GMT+7
Vietnam quiet as traders await new crop season
A woman rakes coffee beans while drying them at her house in Son La province, west of Hanoi, November 19, 2012. Photo: Reuters

Coffee trading remained sluggish this week in Vietnam due to a shortage of beans, with traders awaiting the new crop season that begins next week.

Farmers in the Central Highlands, Vietnam’s largest coffee-growing area, sold coffee at 34,000-35,000 dong ($1.47-$1.51) per kg on Thursday, compared with 35,000 dong per kg a week earlier.

“No deals have been struck for weeks,” said a trader based in the Central Highlands.

“Edging close to the new crop season, traders tend to wait for new beans, while farmers’ stockpile have run almost empty,” he added.

The 2019/20 crop season in Vietnam will begin next week but the traders said it would not peak until mid-November.

A market analyst based in the Central Highlands said it was too early to give a concrete forecast on the output of the upcoming harvest. However, it is likely be as high as that of 2018/19 season.

Traders in Vietnam offered five percent black and broken grade 2 robusta at $180-$200 premium per tonne to the November contract on Thursday, unchanged from a week ago.

November robusta coffee rose $4, or 0.3 percent, to $1,331 per tonne on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Indonesia’s grade 4 defect 80 robusta beans were offered at a $190 to $200 premium to November contract this week, same as last week, as coffee price in London stabilizes, a trader in Indonesian province of Lampung said.

A second trader said premium went up to $225 this week from $200 last week as the end of the harvest season forced exporters to rely on stock reserves kept by farmers.



Read more




‘Taste of Australia’ gala dinner held in Ho Chi Minh City after 2-year hiatus

Taste of Australia Gala Reception has returned to the Park Hyatt Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese woman gives unconditional love to hundreds of adopted children

Despite her own immense hardship, she has taken in and cared for hundreds of orphans over the past three decades.

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Latest news