Asia Coffee-Vietnam trade slows, Indonesia muted

* Vietnam’s bonus during $30-$45 to London’s Mar contract

* Indonesia’s premiums prosaic during $160 to Mar contract

* Global outlay seen rising to new record in 2017/18 – ICO

By Mai Nguyen

HANOI, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Trading in vital Asian coffee producers remained lifeless on Thursday, with Vietnam saying low activity on diseased direct while a Indonesian marketplace is approaching to sojourn pale in a gaunt pre-harvest season, traders said.

The 5-percent black and damaged class 2 robusta was quoted during a bonus of $30-$45 per tonne to a ICE Mar futures agreement , compared with a bonus of $60-$65 per tonne a week earlier.

This cost turn is not appealing to importers while exporters could not reduce a cost serve as farmers were reluctant to compromise, traders said. Domestic prices fell scarcely 17 percent alone in a final entertain of 2017, Thomson Reuters information showed.

Vietnamese farmers in coffee-growing Daklak operation quoted coffee beans during 37,000-37,100 dong ($1.63) per kg, somewhat reduce than final week’s operation of 37,000-37,300 dong, traders said.

Prices had scaled a 5-1/2-year rise of 47,650 dong in Mar final year when Vietnam’s coffee stand was harm by scarcely prolonged rainfalls during a collect season.

Global coffee outlay is also seen rising to a uninformed record in 2017/18 as a liberation in robusta prolongation offsets a decrease in a arabica variety, a International Coffee Organization (ICO) pronounced on Tuesday. Arabica coffee prolongation is projected to strech 97.3 million bags, down 1.1 percent from a 2016/17 season, while a robusta coffee outlay in 2017/18 is seen during 61.5 million bags, adult 3.7 percent on final season, ICO pronounced in a monthly report.

Traders estimated that about 30 to 50 percent of a stream collect in Vietnam has already been sold.

In Indonesia, a class 4 forsake 80 robusta were traded during a $160 reward to London Mar agreement this week, unvaried for a past 3 weeks due to a holiday season, pronounced a merchant in Bandar Lampung.

A few tiny exchange took place this week, a merchant added, though activity is approaching to sojourn resigned in a subsequent few months forward of a harvest. ($1 = 22,708 dong)

(Reporting by Mai Nguyen; Additional stating by Mas Alina Arifin in Bandar Lampung; Editing by Vyas Mohan)

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