Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts


  • *Stand-off between cane farmers, mills in India. Mills in major producers Brazil, India and China have struggled with tumbling margins and years of falling prices, and a coming wave of closures appears to be a near-certainty.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- At least three U.S. sugar refiners, including household names Domino Sugar and Imperial Sugar, are trying to raise this season's prices by as much as a third in a bid to capture a sudden recovery in global prices from three-year lows as supplies dwindle.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 29- Raw sugar fell the most in a month on Tuesday on fears of a selloff following speculator hoarding of the commodity, while natural gas tumbled for a second straight session on mild weather forecasts in key U.S. regions.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 21- A fire on Friday at Copersucar's sugar terminal, the largest in Brazil, means the company is likely to need to find space elsewhere from which to export the sweetener next cane season while it rebuilds the warehouses. Copersucar lost 180,000 tonnes of sugar, or 10 percent of Brazil's monthly exports to the fire.

  • LONDON, Oct 21- Images of warehouses full of Brazilian sugar going up in smoke have drawn attention to a price hike in a commodity already finding new favour with investors as years of oversupply look like coming to an end.

  • Power Lunch Rundown: Sweetest Ever Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 5:09 PM ET

    Kayla, Carney and Tyler talk sugar, smart phones, and basketball players in North Korea.

  • Bailout for Sugar?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The Agriculture Department says buying 400,000 tons of sugar from processors who have borrowed nearly $900 million is a possibility, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson; and Sallie James, Cato Institute, shares her opinions.

  • Sugar Bailout     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:47 PM ET

    Sugar prices have fallen so low; they have put pressure on sugar processors. CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the government support of sugar prices has been widely criticized for years.

  • Power Rundown: Sugar Subsidies?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    U.S. sugar firms have borrowed $862 million to finance their operations. CNBC's John Carney and Kayla Tausche share their opinions on whether sugar deserves a bailout.

  • A Sweet (and Secretive) Bailout for Big Sugar Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:38 PM ET

    Why on earth is the Department of Agriculture keeping the names of which companies are in danger of defaulting on government loans a secret?

  • USDA Sugar Bailout?     Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:13 AM ET

    The government is considering buying 400-thousand tons of sugar to stave off a wave of defaults by sugar processors, reports Hampton Pearson.

  • G20 Plans Response to Rising Food Prices Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 | 7:02 PM ET
    A rotting ear of corn sits on a struggling corn plant in a drought-stricken farm field.

    G20 countries are to step in to try and co-ordinate a response to surging food prices, after the worst U.S. drought in half a century devastated crops in the world’s largest agricultural exporter, the Financial Times reports.

  • World Braced for New Food Crisis Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 3:46 AM ET

    The world is facing a new food crisis as the worst US drought in more than 50 years pushes agricultural commodity prices to record highs.

  • Santelli's Morning Buzz     Friday, 30 Dec 2011 | 11:22 AM ET

    Weighing in on the markets, with Yra Harris, Praxis Trading; Frank Lesh, futurepath Trading; and CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • Sugar vs Corn Syrup     Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 10:51 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on the war on pitting sugar versus corn syrup and the huge loss the corn syrup industry has seen.

  • Trading Hot Commodities     Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    A look at how to profit from trading single commodities, with Sal Gilbertie, Teucrium Trading president.

  • Bitter Battle Over Corn Syrup     Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 4:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has an update on the legal battle between sugar and corn.

  • Sugar Vs. High Fructose Corn Syrup     Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 11:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Jane Wells has the story on a legal battle between two of the biggest agricultural commodities: sugar vs. corn.

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • Corn, Not Sugar, Offers Sweet Returns: Analyst Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011 | 3:58 AM ET

    Corn and sugar prices may have rallied on Tuesday, but for investors looking to profit from an agricultural trade, one analyst is putting his money in corn, over sugar.

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