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Vietnam crop prices spike in a stormy autumn

Typhoons hit supplies of pepper, coffee beans and rubber

A woman in Vietnam's Quang Ngai Province walks on a road inundated by floodwater caused by an October typhoon.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Severe fall weather in Vietnam from the La Nina effect has delayed harvests and shipments, drastically pushing up prices of mainstay agricultural exports.

Typhoons and heavy rains have ripped through the Southeast Asian nation since around October, delaying the collection of latex from rubber tree plantations.

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