Analysts expect India to be a net exporter of sugar in 2013/ 14, selling at least 1.5 million tonnes and possibly more than 2.0 million depending on price movements in coming months. ICE raw sugar futures slipped to three-month lows this week after news that the cane crush in India had begun, signalling more exports.» Read More
USDA said it was monitoring the market "and will take action as necessary to reduce the cost of the sugar program." USDA said it reduced the sugar surplus by retiring credits under a re-export program and certificates of quota eligibility, which authorize imports. Also on Thursday, USDA updated its estimates of the sugar surplus.
*Sugar traders keep close watch of Brazil port protests. *Cocoa market awaits next week's grinding data. September robusta coffee was off $5 or 0.3 percent at $1,867 a tonne at 1440 GMT after earlier peaking at $1,888, the highest level for the second month since June 6.
LUXEMBOURG, June 26- European Union negotiators agreed sweeping reforms to the bloc's 50 billion euro a year Common Agricultural Policy on Wednesday, liberalising sugar production starting from 2017 and cutting subsidies to the largest farms.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- ICE arabica coffee tumbled to a near four-year low in its biggest loss since July and raw sugar futures dropped the most since October, under pressure from the weakening Brazilian real and a broad commodities and financial markets selloff.
LONDON, June 17- Sugar production looks set to remain stubbornly above demand for at least another 12 months, despite a halving in global prices, as mills in top exporter Brazil are forced to keep supplies flowing to recoup massive investments. No, "said Pierre Sebag of London- based consultancy Sugar K Ltd..
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