Coffee prices in Central Highlands Dak Lak Province, the country's "coffee capital," have seen a sudden increase, shooting up to 43,500 per kilogramme, the highest level since March last year.
The main reason is the sudden surge in robusta prices in London for July delivery by US$58 a tonne to $2,168 and for September delivery by $81 to $2,192.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Commune grows okra for export to Japan
Mai Thi Anh Tuyet, director of the An Giang Department of Industry and Trade, said the southern province together with Sai Gon Trading Group (SATRA) is growing Japan-sourced okra on a trial basis in Binh Thuy commune, Chau Phu District.
SATRA will buy back all the okra at VND6,000 per kilogramme and process them to export to Japan.
Tuyet said the province is working with SATRA to expand the okra growing area by 50ha in Chau Phu.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
Coffee firms to explore Japanese market
The Viet Nam Coffee and Cocoa Association will organise a trip for its members to survey the Japanese market from September 24 to October 1.
The trip is aimed at popularising the image of Vietnamese coffee and providing opportunities for processors and businesses in the two countries to meet.
Dau Tu (Viet Nam Investment Review)