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A coffee shortage appears to be brewing as global supplies could shift into a deficit as drought in Brazil slashes output. This has resulted in surging wholesale prices and US supplies slumping to a six-year low. Savor today’s cheap cup of joe because retail prices are set to rise.
Article from Zero Hedge.
Besides the creeping deficit set to materialize this year, coffee importers in the US have also dealt with a global shortage of shipping containers. Christian Wolthers, the president of Wolthers Douque, an importer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, told Bloomberg this has resulted in a logistical nightmare.
He estimates his shipping costs from South America have doubled, adding that “these bottlenecks are turning into a container nightmare.”
So maybe a perfect storm of factors from adverse weather conditions in South America to further fallout from a global shortage of shipping containers have pushed up Arabica-coffee futures in New York by nearly a quarter since late October.
Last month, unroasted US bean inventory declined by 8.3% from a year earlier to the smallest inventory levels since 2015.
In conjunction with adverse weather conditions in South America, lower inventories mean the coffee market will tighten and support higher prices.
Commodity experts at Marex Spectron estimate the 2021-22 global coffee deficit at around 10.7 million bags, compared with previous figures of approximately 8 million bags. They cite lower Brazilian arabica output after unfavorable weather destroyed crops.
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Goldman Sachs told clients in a recent commodity note that if production in South America doesn’t improve in the near term, the market could enter a structural deficit given the quick rebound in demand.
Logistical problems have been a significant issue for coffee exporters in South America. There’s a lot of product sitting inside Brazilian warehouses with nowhere to go because of the lack of shipping containers.
Luiz Alberto Azevedo Levy Jr., a director at Dinamo, who operates Brazil’s largest coffee warehouse, warned the situation would get much worse in the months ahead as volumes of coffee exported by Brazil may decline.
“Logistics have been a headache, dealing with lack of space and containers,” said Marco Figueiredo, trader and partner at the Florida-based Ally Coffee, a coffee merchant that imports beans from Brazil. “We are monitoring the situation and talking to clients, making them aware of the rising costs.”
Given adverse weather conditions in South America and supply chain woes still lingering from the pandemic, retail coffee prices are set to rise. So what does this mean? Well, probably now is the time to panic hoard coffee unless you don’t mind a little bit of inflation.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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