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Coffee Rises on High Supplies, Cattle Drops on Low Demand

July 9, 2010 at 20:08 by Vladimir Vyun

Arabica coffee climbed to the weekly high level today amid speculations that supplies would decline. Inventories tracked by ICE sank 29 percent this year to the lowest level since August 2002 as of July 7th. Global exports will be below last year’s forecast of 95.5 million bags (1 bag equals 60 kilograms or 132 pounds). September delivery for Arabica coffee gained $0.024 (1.5 percent) to $1.645 per pound at 10:01 on ICE.

Cattle futures dropped today on expectation that outdoor grilling in the U.S. would decline because of jot weather, diminishing demand for beef. Prices also may slump as investors liquidate positions after the three-day rally. Prices were rising throughout this year partly because of growing demand for beef. August futures for cattle delivery dropped $0.004 (0.4 percent) to $0.905 per pound as of 10:47 on CME.

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