• Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output Sugar price dips, despite halving in Brazil output

    Sugar prices fell, despite data showing a near-halving in output in Brazil's key production region, as the real fell to a nine-year low, cutting the value of the South American country's assets in dollar terms. Sugar output in Brazil's key Centre South region, responsible for some 90% of domestic output, dropped to 76,200 tonnes in the second half of November - down 47% from the same period of 2013, according to industry group Unica. The decline - which left total Centre South sugar output for 2014-15 at 31.50m tonnes, down 4.9% year on year

    Dec 11, 2014

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  • SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm SOFTS-ICE sugar slips on Brazil rains, arabicas firm

    Widespread rains seen in centre-south Brazil this week * Ample West African supplies weigh on cocoa * Volcafe raises world coffee deficit forecast By David Brough LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Raw sugar on ICE slipped on Monday as rain in Brazil boosted prospects for development of next year's crop, while arabica coffee futures firmed, supported by a global deficit forecast. Cocoa futures on ICE were little changed, weighed by plentiful supplies from West African harvests. March raw sugar was down 0.07 cents, or 0.4 percent, at 16.02 cents a lb by 1305 GMT. March whites eased $1.70, or 0.4 percent, to $419.00 a tonne.

    Nov 25, 2014

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  • Chinese sugar output to fall further than thought Chinese sugar output to fall further than thought

    China's sugar production is to fall even further than had been thought in the newly-started season, as low prices deter production, but the decline will not be enough to prevent much-watched imports dropping to a four-year low. Chinese sugar output will drop by nearly 1.0m tonnes to 13.3m tonnes in 2014-15, which started this month, the US Department of Agriculture's Beijing bureau said. The production estimate is 400,000 tonnes more than the USDA's official forecast, reflecting ideas that "lower sugar prices have caused returns on cane to fall below [those of] competing crops, such as fruits or cassava," the bureau said.

    Oct 20, 2014

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  • Green Pool cuts sugar deficit, despite Brazil woes Green Pool cuts sugar deficit, despite Brazil woes

    Green Pool cut its forecast for the world sugar production deficit, despite a relatively downbeat forecast for production in Brazil's drought-hit Centre South region, and even as a rebound in sugar prices faltered.

    Sep 29, 2014

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  • ICE Europe Takes Over Liffe Commodities After 18 Years ICE Europe Takes Over Liffe Commodities After 18 Years

    Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) eliminated the Liffe name and incorporated cocoa, robusta coffee, white sugar and feed wheat futures and options into ICE Futures Europe, owner of the Brent crude contract. ICE, based in Atlanta, has the dominant position in the softs markets, also owning ICE Futures U.S. in New York where arabica coffee, cocoa and raw sugar trade. ICE Futures Europe now has the biggest share of the cocoa market with 259,410 futures outstanding today compared with 209,687 contracts on ICE Futures U.S., according to data compiled by Bloomberg. ICE’s Brent oil futures have 1.4 million contracts outstanding.

    Sep 29, 2014

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  • Green Pool launches Weekly European Biofuels & Ethanol report Green Pool launches Weekly European Biofuels & Ethanol report

    Green Pool Commodity Specialists is pleased to announce the launch of the Weekly European Biofuels & Ethanol report. This publication delivers crucial information about market factors, including market prices, feedstock prices and analysis, providing detailed understanding of key market dynamics.

    Sep 17, 2014

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