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SOFTS-Coffee hits 1-1/2-month low on excess supplies, weak real; sugar, cocoa slide

slide@ (Updates with settlement prices.) NEW YORK, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Coffee prices on ICE hit their lowest in 1-1/2 months on Monday as Brazil's currency weakened against the dollar and investors focused on excess supplies, while sugar and cocoa also slid.


* September arabica coffee settled 2.7 cents, or 2.8%, lower at 95.45 cents per lb, having hit a low of 94.30 during the session.

* Coffee fell 1.6% last week, with plentiful global supplies continuing to pressure the market.

* "There doesn't seem to be much to support the market. Importantly, through the dollar, we might see further pressure," said a dealer.

* The real fell versus the dollar, extending last week's sharp decline and tempting Brazilian traders to sell more dollar-priced coffee.

* September robusta coffee settled down $18, or 1.4%, at $1,294 a tonne.


* October raw sugar settled lower 0.2 cent, or 1.7%, at 11.82 cents per lb, having touched a near two-week low of 11.69 earlier in the session.

* Global oil benchmark Brent futures fell more than 3% on Monday on global growth concerns after U.S. President Donald Trump last week threatened China with more tariffs, which could limit crude demand from the world's two biggest buyers.

* Lower energy prices discourage Brazilian cane mills from producing biofuel ethanol, instead encouraging them to produce sugar.

* "We've not got anyone hugely bullish out there. Long term, probably prices are likely to improve, but for the short term (sugar) doesn't seem to be going anywhere," said a dealer.

* Sugar gained 3.7% last week, aided by expectations of reduced future supplies.

* Analyst Green Pool raised its global sugar deficit forecast for the 2019/20 season to 3.67 million tonnes, raw value, from 1.62 million, citing output reductions in Brazil and

India .* October white sugar dropped $6.20, or 1.9%, to

$317.50 a tonne.


* September London cocoa fell 30 pounds, or 1.7%, to 1,832 pounds a tonne, having hit its lowest in nearly three weeks at 1,828.

* September New York cocoa fell $22, or 0.9%, to $2,298 a tonne, having hit a two-month low of $2,324.

* The contract fell 2.9% last week on improving weather conditions in top grower Ivory Coast.

(Reporting by Maytaal Angel in London and Jessica Resnick-Ault in New York; editing by Kirsten Donovan and Lisa Shumaker)