Agriculture Coffee

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 14- Arabica coffee futures on ICE slid on Thursday, with both the March and May monthly contracts setting new contract lows as a weaker currency in top grower Brazil weighed on the market. *March arabica coffee settled down 1.05 cents, or 1.1 percent to 97.85 cents per pound, after dipping to 97.05, the lowest for the March monthly contract.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Arabica coffee prices will rise nearly 20 percent by the end of 2019 as Brazil's shift to an off-year in its biennial production cycle helps swing the world into a global deficit, a Reuters poll of nine traders and analysts showed on Tuesday. "Arabica prices should find some support by the fact that 2019/ 20 is set to be an' off year' output in Brazil," said...

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  • BOGOTA, Feb 5- Colombia's arabica coffee crop will recover in 2019 as a mild El Nino weather phenomenon aids flowering, the head of the country's growers federation said on Tuesday, but low prices remain a worry. But dry El Nino weather is already boosting tree flowering in the world's top producer of arabica, federation head Roberto Velez said in an interview on...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Feb 1- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell on Friday on a weaker currency in top grower Brazil and the front-month contract posted a weekly loss for the first time in seven weeks, while raw sugar slipped. *March arabica coffee settled down 2.2 cents, or 2.1 percent, at $1.037 per lb., after touching $1.07 cents per lb, the highest since Jan. 25.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 31- Arabica coffee futures on ICE surged on Thursday, lifted by a firmer currency in top grower Brazil, while cocoa futures slipped to seven-week lows. *March arabica coffee settled up 3.8 cents, or 3.7 percent, at $1.059 per lb. *Dry weather conditions in Brazil also supported prices though recent showers and forecasts for more rain in the coming...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 28- Arabica coffee futures on ICE plunged on Monday, erasing the previous week's gains, on an improving weather outlook in top grower Brazil. *Prices were pressured by wetter weather in Brazil, where dry conditions had been threatening crops. * "Last week was a very positive week for prices; there were lots of talks about drought in Brazil," said...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 25- Raw sugar futures were sharply lower on Friday in heavy trade, driven by fund selling against the backdrop of rains in Brazil, while arabica coffee prices advanced. *Rains in Brazil, where dry weather had threatened to stress the cane crop in the key center-south region, were seen as bearish, but with some concerns about stressed crops.

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  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 22- New York cocoa futures slumped to the lowest in a month on Tuesday as rains in Ivory Coast improved the outlook for crops and helped trigger the liquidation of long positions by funds as commodity indexes moved lower. *May New York cocoa was down $59, or 2.5 percent, at $2,281 a tonne after touching a low of $2,266 a ton, the lowest since Dec. 21.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell on Monday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and renewed speculative selling, while sugar and cocoa were little changed. *March arabica coffee was down 1.75 cents, or 1.7 percent, at $1.0210 per lb by 1455 GMT. *March robusta coffee fell $14, or 0.9 percent, to $1,529 a tonne.

  • *March raw sugar was down 0.11 cents, or 0.9 percent, at 12.67 cents per lb by 1215 GMT. However, dealers said the technical picture was weakened when the market failed to break above 13 cents. *March white sugar fell $2.50, or 0.7 percent, to $342.40 a tonne.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 11- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Friday, with prices lifted by short covering and expectations that India will export less sugar to the global market, while arabica coffee slipped as Brazil's currency weakened. *March raw sugar settled up 0.11 cent, or 0.9 percent, at 12.78 cents per lb after touching a session high of 12.91 cents.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 8- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to a fresh three-week high on Tuesday as oil prices rose and funds continued to cover short positions, while a stronger Brazilian currency helped push arabica coffee to its highest level in over five weeks. *March raw sugar settled up 0.11 cent, or 0.9 percent, at 12.76 cents per lb, after climbing to a fresh Dec. 19 high.

  • TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 7- Honduran coffee exports fell more than 15 percent in December due to delays in the harvest, the head of the country's coffee exporters association said on Monday. The harvest was slow in December due to delays in ripening in high-altitude areas, said Miguel Pon, the head of ADECAFEH. Like other producers in Central America and Mexico, farms in...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 26- Cocoa futures on ICE rose on Wednesday, touching more than five-month highs in light volume as concerns over damaging weather in top grower Ivory Coast persisted, while arabica coffee also rose. *Prices were supported by concerns about dry, damaging weather in Ivory Coast, dealers said. *Cocoa arrivals to the ports in Ivory Coast reached 725,809...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 21- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell on Friday to their lowest since early October, dragged down coffee and cocoa prices also fell. *March raw sugar settled down 0.09 cent, or 0.7 percent, at 12.34 cents per lb, after dipping to 12.23 cents, its lowest since Oct. 4. *Sugar prices were pulled down by lower oil prices and pressured by a weaker currency in Brazil,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Thursday, erasing the prior session's gains when they hit six-week highs, while the Brazilian real boosted arabica coffee prices and lower oil prices pressured raw sugar. *March New York cocoa settled down $46, or 2 percent, at $2,271 per tonne, after rising 2 percent in the previous session. The $2,290 level...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 18- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to their lowest levels since early October, dragged down by losses in crude oil, while arabica coffee touched a three-month low as the market struggled to absorb surplus supplies. *March raw sugar settled down 0.19 cent, or 1.5 percent, at 12.30 cents per lb. after dipping to a low of 12.26 cents.