• El Nino may hasten rebound in sugar prices El Nino may hasten rebound in sugar prices

    An El Nino weather pattern damaging sugar crops may mean global demand will outstrip production to a greater extent than expected in the upcoming season, hastening a rebound in prices from a 6-1/2 year low hit last month. Drought has already begun to threaten production in number two exporter Thailand and top consumer India as weather bureaux confirm the return of the phenomenon which can lead to scorching weather across Asia and heavy rains and floods in South America.

    Jul 30, 2015

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  • SOFTS-Raw sugar falls to 6-1/2 year low, cocoa at 8-1/2-mth high SOFTS-Raw sugar falls to 6-1/2 year low, cocoa at 8-1/2-mth high

    * Lack of physical demand, big stocks weigh on sugar * Cocoa prices hit highest since September 2014 * Robusta spread steep rally takes traders by surprise (Rewrites throughout, updates prices; adds trade comment, second byline, NEW YORK dateline) By Marcy Nicholson and David Brough

    Jun 16, 2015

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  • China Sugar Output Seen Falling Amid Dryness, Green Pool Says China Sugar Output Seen Falling Amid Dryness, Green Pool Says

    2015-04-16 15:25:34.563 GMT By Marvin G. Perez (Bloomberg) -- Production in yr ending Sept. 30 will drop to 10.6m mt from 13.32m t yr earlier, says Grace Johnson, analyst with Brisbane, Australia-based Green Pool Commodity Specialists Pty.

    Apr 16, 2015

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  • China sugar import curbs may prompt rise in smuggling China sugar import curbs may prompt rise in smuggling

    Psst. Fancy a few kilos of demerara on the cheap? China may find itself targeted by sugar smugglers thanks to the restrictions that the country has placed on tariff-free imports at a time when its own prices of the sweetener are far higher than those of the world market, Rabobank warned.

    Apr 6, 2015

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  • SOFTS-Raw sugar recovers after slide, arabicas rally SOFTS-Raw sugar recovers after slide, arabicas rally

    * Weak real currency caps sugar, coffee * Indian mills' call for further subsidies weighs on sugar By David Brough LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures rose on Monday after falling sharply on Friday as top grower Brazil's real currency sank to its weakest against the dollar in 12 years. Raw sugar futures rose on technically driven buying boosted by a softer dollar versus a basket of currencies after slumping five percent to a six-year low on Friday.

    Mar 17, 2015

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  • White sugar steadies, robustas hit 2-month high White sugar steadies, robustas hit 2-month high

    LONDON: White sugar futures steadied in thin trading with the US market shut for Presidents' Day on Monday, while robusta coffee hit a two-month high and cocoa dipped. Top sugar and coffee grower Brazil celebrated Carnival, so dealers expected light trading volumes throughout the session. Dealers spoke of a small delivery of 63,000 tonnes of Guatemalan white sugar against last Friday's expiry of the March contract.

    Feb 16, 2015

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  • Sugar seen bullish as four years of sliding prices hurt crop Sugar seen bullish as four years of sliding prices hurt crop

    [BANGKOK] The sugar market is set to turn bullish as four years of declining prices curb production, worsening shortages through 2017-2018, said commodity trader Group Sopex. World output will expand 1.8 per cent to 183.2 million metric tons in three years, while demand will grow 7.9 per cent to 194.7 million tons, widening the gap to 11.5 million tons, said analyst John Stansfield, who has studied sugar for two decades. He expects a deficit of about 700,000 tons this season, the first since 2010-2011. Futures slumped to a four-year low last month after global reserves climbed to a record. The trend may be turning, with Kingsman SA and Green Pool Commodity Specialists Pty also forecasting shortages next year. Morgan Stanley and Rabobank International predict prices will increase on reduced planting and higher ethanol output in Brazil, the top sugar supplier. "We definitely appear to have found the bottom of the market," said Mr Stansfield, a former analyst at Vitol Services Ltd and Olam International Ltd. "We expect the market will be bullish in the next three to four months," he said in an interview in Bangkok on Wednesday.

    Feb 15, 2015

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  • Global Ethanol Outlook 2015 Global Ethanol Outlook 2015

    Green Pool Commodity Specialists summarise the global outlook of the Global Ethanol Balance, including key factors in its outlook.

    Feb 13, 2015

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