Agricultural Commodities Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • *London cocoa at most oversold level in 5 years. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 5- London cocoa futures on ICE fell for the ninth straight session on Monday, reaching a 22- month low and extending further into technically oversold levels on chart-based sell signals and pressure from earlier strength in the British pound. March London cocoa settled down 31 pounds, or 1.6...

  • *New York cocoa falls to lowest since August 2013. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 2- New York cocoa futures on ICE fell to the lowest since 2013 on Friday, while the London market dropped to a 1-1/ 2- year low as funds increased their short positions amid expectations for ample global supplies, dealers said. New York March cocoa settled down $11, or 0.5 percent, at $2,395 per tonne,...

  • Nestle teases new technology to cut sugar in chocolate

    The company says its researchers found a way to change the structure of sugar particles by using natural ingredients.

  • *Brazil main cane belt produces 1.36 mln T sugar in early Nov. LONDON, Nov 29- Raw sugar futures on ICE were little changed on Tuesday as bargain hunting by physical players offset fund selling, and as falls in wider commodity markets dragged. The Brazilian numbers showed slightly more sugar than expected, "said a London- based trader.

  • BEIJING, Nov 24- China's October sugar imports dropped around 70 percent from the year before to their lowest level since February at 110,000 tonnes, as high global prices curbed purchases. China is the world's top buyer of sugar, but this year's imports have fallen from year-ago levels after tight global supplies saw benchmark global prices more than double...

  • *Government seized all private sugar stocks in August. CAIRO/ ABU DHABI, Nov 3- Cairo grocer Bakr Atef has stopped selling sugar since authorities seized his stocks last month, accusing him of hoarding as a growing economic crisis angers Egyptians and raises fears of street protests. Sugar is the latest vital commodity to be thrown into crisis in Egypt this year.

  • *Government seized all private sugar stocks in August. CAIRO/ ABU DHABI, Nov 2- Cairo grocer Bakr Atef has stopped selling sugar since authorities seized his stocks last month, accusing him of hoarding as a growing economic crisis angers Egyptians and raises fears of street protests. Sugar is the latest vital commodity to be thrown into crisis in Egypt this year.

  • *China imports higher-than-expected 500,000 T sugar in September. BEIJING, Oct 21- China imported 500,000 tonnes of sugar in September, the highest since December and more than what analysts had expected the world's top buyer to bring in, as customs cleared a backlog of shipments from previous months, data showed on Friday. The monthly spike in arrivals...

  • BEIJING, Oct 21- China imported 500,000 tonnes of sugar last month, down 24 percent from last year, customs data showed on Friday, as the biggest rally in years in global prices continued to curb the world's top buyer's appetite for sweetener.

  • LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 12- A sharp rise in sugar prices this year has helped transform the outlook for Brazil's sugar industry with the future now bright for a sector which suffered many closures and bankruptcies in recent years, the CEO of Louis Dreyfus said on Wednesday. International commodities trader Louis Dreyfus has a controlling interest in Brazil's Biosev...

  • We're in a period of deficit for sugar: Analyst

    Claudiu Covrig, senior sugar analyst at S&P Global Platts, shares his views on the sugar trade.

  • BEIJING, Sept 12- China could be preparing to auction sugar from its huge state stockpiles for the first time in five years following sales of millions of tonnes of corn and cotton over the summer, analysts and traders said. Han Xu, an analyst at Cofco Futures who had heard speculation about an auction, said it was "possible" China would sell some of its aging stock and...

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China, the world's top sugar buyer, imported 420,000 tonnes of sugar in July, down 13.6 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday. China's sugar imports have slowed this year after last year's record buying spree as higher global prices reduced the buying appetite of Chinese refineries. Talk of a possible release of sugar by China's...

  • BEIJING, Aug 22- China imported 420,000 tonnes of sugar in July, down 13.6 percent from a year earlier, customs data showed on Monday.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 16- Brazil's sugar and ethanol maker Biosev, the world's second-largest cane processor, plans to increase sugar production next season at the expense of ethanol output, the company's Chief Executive Rui Chammas said on Tuesday. Biosev, controlled by French commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, will increase sugar production capacity by 88,000...

  • NEW YORK/ SAO PAULO, Aug 4- U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. But they are finding unexpected demand in rival Brazil, where production is falling short...

  • LONDON, July 14- Czarnikow forecasts a global sugar deficit of 9.8 million tonnes in the 2016/ 17 season, slightly below a shortfall of 12.5 million in 2015/ 16, it said on Thursday. The London- based commodities house said in a report that the combined deficit over the two seasons would draw down almost all the stockpiling that took place in the previous four seasons.

  • ROME, July 7- World food prices posted their biggest monthly rise for four years in June, buoyed by a surge in sugar and increases for most other edible commodities, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday. Vegetable oil prices defied the upward trend to slip 0.8 percent, led by palm oil, which saw subdued global import demand and a seasonal recovery in...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 30- Commodities surged 13 percent this quarter in their biggest rally in over five years as investors who had shunned the asset class piled into safe-haven gold and bet on tighter supplies of oil and sugar. Bullion was one of a handful of assets across the financial markets to benefit from Britain's shock decision last week to exit the...

  • LONDON, June 30- Commodity prices surged this quarter by the most in over five years, driven by rallies in oil, sugar and gold, as supplies become tighter in many sectors and investors warm to an asset class shunned for years. The strong gains have occurred despite the uncertainty surrounding last week's vote by the UK to exit the European Union.