Robusta coffee, used by Nestle SA in instant drinks, will probably decline from a three-month high as farmers in Vietnam increase sales from a record crop and roasters turn to milder arabica beans. Prices fell.
The coffee harvest in Vietnam, the biggest grower of robusta beans used by Nestle SA in instant drinks, may decline for second year because of drought in the main growing regions, according to a producers’ group.
The coffee crop in Vietnam may be reduced in 2010-2011 after dry weather during the growing season cut the size of beans in the world’s biggest producer of the robusta variety, said three industry executives.
Coffee growers in Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of the robusta variety used by Nestle SA in instant drinks, are curbing sales to seek higher prices after making faster progress on harvesting than last year.
International companies are expanding in Vietnam, the world’s largest producer of robusta coffee, to ensure supplies after local traders failed to fill contracts, according to Louis Dreyfus Commodities SA.
Coffee production from Dak Lak in Vietnam, the principal growing region in the world’s largest robusta producer, may increase 5.3 percent after good weather aided flowering, according to the local government.
The coffee harvest in Vietnam, the biggest grower of robusta beans used by Nestle SA in instant drinks, may drop to an eight-year low because of drought in the main growing regions, boosting prices to the highest since 2011.
Coffee production in Vietnam, the largest robusta grower, may climb this year after favorable weather and expanded planting boosted the harvest, potentially easing a global shortage that’s driven prices to a two-year high.
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