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From brecorder.com HANOI/BANDAR LAMPUNG: Coffee trading remained subdued in Vietnam
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From: Reuters.com Vietnam coffee export premiums tightened amid slow trading
Coffee trading in Vietnam remained lacklustre ahead of the main harvest expected from mid-November, with traders awaiting new beans coming in bulk in upcoming weeks, traders said on Thursday.
Prices for derivatives at US stock exchanges dropped sharply, just to return to a balanced state after a few hours when traders regained their composure.
Under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) that came into force on August 1, tariffs on all coffee products from Vietnam were eliminated.
Sales of the higher-quality arabica beans favored by coffee shops have fallen. The trend has made Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of robusta, Japan’s top supplier of coffee beans and relegated Brazil to second place.
Despite being the world’s largest Robusta coffee nation, Vietnamese coffee is facing several problems that cast adverse impacts on the segment’s long-term development. The quality of Vietnamese coffee is still limited as most coffee farmers plant and harvest by following traditional methods without the application of modern science and technology. Also, ageing coffee areas have also affected coffee quality and output.