BANDAR LAMPUNG: Vietnam's domestic coffee prices edged up this week due to tight supplies at the end of the season and the government's social distancing order in parts of the coffee-growing region, after a first coronavirus case was detected in more than three months.
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has implemented social distancing norms from midnight Wednesday in an effort to curb the community transmission of the coronavirus. It was not clear how long the order would be in place.
Farmers in the Central Highlands, Vietnam's largest coffee growing area, sold coffee at 33,000-33,200 dong ($1.41-$1.43) per kg, slightly up from 31,800-32,000 dong range a week earlier.
As Vietnam is heading towards the end of its crop season, traders said the reintroduction of the virus would not weigh on domestic prices as much as it did in March.