LONDON, September 23 (Reuters) – Robusta coffee futures on ICE eased on Thursday, falling from the four-year high of the previous session, while sugar prices edged up.
* Robusta coffee in November LRCc2 was down 0.8% to $ 2,125 a tonne by 12:00 GMT. The second benchmark on Wednesday set a four-year high at $ 2,180.
* The market was supported by the disruption of shipments from Southeast Asia linked to a shortage of containerized freight and growing demand from roasters.
* Coffee trade has remained lukewarm in Vietnam this week due to a shortage of beans as traders await the new harvest season which begins next month, while supplies have dwindled in Indonesia as the harvest ends there -low.
* Arabica coffee in December KCc1 rose 1.1% to $ 1.8685 a pound.
* October raw sugar SBc1 rose 0.1% to 19.35 cents per pound.
* Dealers said the market continues to be heavily influenced by trends in the broader financial markets in the absence of any major sugar-related developments.
* December white sugar LSUc1 rose 0.2% to $ 509.40 a tonne.
* Vietnam has opened an investigation into claims that sugar originating in Thailand is imported via neighboring countries to avoid anti-dumping taxes, its trade ministry said.
* December New York cocoa CCc1 fell 0.3% to $ 2,644 a tonne.
* The market has been supported by expectations of a likely global deficit in the 2021/22 season which begins next month.
* December London cocoa LCCc1 was 0.2% below 1,834 pounds per tonne.
(Report by Nigel Hunt edited by Mark Potter)
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