Monday, April 15, 2024

The Monday Morning Stimulus

With more Hilde Osland. Waste not, want not.

As global coffee markets tense up, prices are surging, driven by fears of decreased output from Brazil and Vietnam, which are major producers in the coffee industry.

Amid a brewing storm of supply challenges, the price of coffee has spiked to new heights as concerns over a dry season in Vietnam threatening Robusta yields, combined with erratic weather in Brazil affecting Arabica crops, have prompted a sharp rise in coffee futures.

As the U.S., a major coffee importer, braces for impact, the ripple effects of the supply fluctuations could affect everything from the cost of a morning brew to the financial markets. The surge in prices comes at a time when global inventories are low, and speculative trading is on the rise, further fueling market volatility, according to a Vietnam Coffee Cocoa Association (VCCO) report issued Tuesday.
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