• The principal futures markets for coffee


    Active coffee futures markets exist in the US - (Arabica and Robusta), the UK - (Robusta), Sao Paolo - Brazil (both) and Tokyo - Japan (both). Others are in India and Singapore although the latter is presently inactive.

    Establishing a futures market requires extensive research and preparation whereas success will depend largely on the financial backing that can be attracted. A further prerequisite is that the new futures operation can attain the liquidity necessary to create a true market place that attracts not only local interest but also foreign operators. T

    The US and UK markets are world market makers whereas the Brazilian and Indian markets are of special interest because they operate in producing countries.  Sections 08.04 through 08.08 provide details of these markets.

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