Claus Keller joined F.O. Licht in early 2006. He works as a Senior Commodities Analyst and holds a master degree in economics from the University of Cologne.
At F.O. Licht, he analyses grains, oilseed, bioenergy and coffee markets. He is one of the editors of the World Ethanol&Biofuels and the International Coffee reports and also contributes to Licht Interactive Data.
He has spoken on various international conferences on short- and long-term prospects on biofuel and grain markets.
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Coffee futures prices were under pressure and settled lower as the Brazilian real fell to an all-time low against the US dollar.
Cooxupé, Brazil's largest coffee exporter, expects this year's crop to produce a good amount of high-quality beans due to favourable weather conditions, its president Carlos Augusto Rodrigues de Melo said.
Coffee futures prices settled higher amid support from concern over dry weather in Vietnam.
The March arabica coffee contract settled up 0.40¢ at 98.15¢ per lb, in dealings between 97.40 and 99.35¢ having hit a three-month low of 97.55¢ on Wednesday.
Brazil exported 2,724,842 60-kg bags of green coffee in January 2020, down from 3,161,926 bags in December and sharply below 3,033,206 in the same month last year, preliminary Trade Ministry data show.
Coffee exports in January 2020 amounted to 693,963.30 60-kg bags, up 12.5% from the same month a year earlier, the Honduran Coffee Institute said.