SOFTS-Arabica coffee extends rebound; raw sugar, cocoa gain

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LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters)Arabica coffee futures rose on Friday as the market extended its rebound from last week’s 16-month low, while raw sugar and cocoa prices also climbed.

COFFEE

* March arabica coffee KCc2 rose 2.1% to $1.6615 per lb by 1517 GMT as the market pulled further away from last week’s 16-month low of $1.5405.

* The contract was on track for a weekly gain of 7.1%, regaining most of the ground lost the previous week when prices fell by 7.7%.

* Fitch Solutions said in a note that despite the rebound, “prices remain capped by a weak global outlook and expectations of a move to a production surplus, led by an improved production outlook in Brazil following recent rainfall.”

* January robusta coffee LRCc1 rose 0.9% to $1,857 a tonne.

* The robusta market has been supported by rains in Vietnam that have disrupted the harvest.

SUGAR

* March raw sugar SBc1 fell 0.4% to 19.48 cents per lb with the contract on track for a weekly loss of about 3%.

* Dealers noted mills in Brazil continued to favour using cane for sugar rather than ethanol production.

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* Czarnikow on Thursday cut its forecast for global sugar surplus for the current 2022/23 season to 2 million tonnes from 3.6 million previously.

* March white sugar LSUc1 fell 1.2% to $532.50 a tonne.

COCOA

* March New York cocoa CCc2 rose 1% to $2,469 a tonne with the contract on track for a weekly gain of around 0.5%.

* March London cocoa LCCc2 rose 0.6% to 1,971 pounds a tonne.

(Reporting by Nigel Hunt; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli and Emelia Sithole-Matarise)

((nigel.hunt@thomsonreuters.com; +44 (0) 7990 561421; Reuters Messaging: nigel.hunt.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))

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