Agricultural Commodities Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- London cocoa futures fell on Monday, despite tightening supplies linked to declining production in top grower Ivory Coast as sterling surged against the dollar, while the firm British currency lifted bean prices in New York. London September cocoa settled down 21 pounds, or 0.9 percent, at 2,247 pounds per tonne, as the British sterling...

  • Mars needs more Skittles

    Mars is expanding its factory in Illinois to create more Skittles. Wrigley Americas President Casey Keller, discusses the popularity of the sweet candy.

  • LONDON, June 10- Importers in Iran have bought at least 250,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar in the first purchases since international sanctions were lifted on Tehran in January, trade sources said on Friday. "Buyers in Iran have clubbed together to make up cargoes given tight financing," one source said. International measures against Iran- including banking...

  • LONDON, June 10- Importers in Iran have bought at least 250,000 tonnes of Brazilian raw sugar in the first purchases since international sanctions were lifted on Tehran earlier this year, trade sources said on Friday. International measures against Iran- including banking restrictions- were lifted in January as part of a deal with world powers under which...

  • HAVANA, June 9- The Cuban sugar industry has shut its last mill and tallied lower output at 1.6 million tonnes of raw sugar, sources close to the industry said this week, compared with 1.9 million tonnes in the previous harvest. AZCUBA, the state-run sugar monopoly, has remained mum on the harvest since April when it reported output was well behind schedule due...

  • Investing in the sugar industry

    Stephen Macklow-Smith, head of Europe equities strategy at JPMorgan, and Steen Jakobsen, Saxo Bank chief economist, discuss Tate & Lyle and sugar.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 5- Raw sugar futures on ICE sank on Thursday in a sharp turnaround that yanked prices down more than 1 cent below a 1-1/ 2- year high as heavy speculative selling triggered automatic sell orders, traders said. ICE July raw sugar settled down 0.81 cent, or 4.9 percent, at 15.84 cents per lb. Earlier, prices climbed to 16.87 cents, the highest for the spot...

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, May 2- India will soon scrap an order that requires sugar mills to export excess supply, two government officials said on Monday, after back-to-back droughts look set to turn the country into a net importer by October. Late last year the government asked mills to export as much as 3.2 million tonnes to deal with what was then a glut that dragged...

  • Coffee market is short-sighted: Commerzbank MD

    Eugen Weinberg, MD and head of commodity research at Commerzbank, explains how the Brazilian real is affecting coffee and sugar prices.

  • Chocolate lovers, brace yourselves this Easter. The cost of the confectionery has jumped over the past year and may rise more. The Financial Times reports.

  • The Mars empire

    Tracey Massey, Mars Chocolate North America president, discusses the company's strategy, the M&M's brand, and the state of the confectionery industry amid the "war on sugar."

  • El Nino propels sugar to biggest 1-day gain since 1993

    Forecasts suggest a lower supply in the current year due to weather disruptions.

  • Emerging countries in Asia rush to pop sugar high

    Countries in Asia are imposing a tax on sugary drinks to curb consumption.

  • Sugar maintains its 'high'

    Sugar is the fifth-best performer among major commodities this year. Can it maintain its sugar high? With CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • JNJ sheds Splenda in sweet deal

    Heartland Food Products Group gets a little sweeter after buying Splenda from Johnson and Johnson.

  • A worker gathers cut sugar cane for the Emiliano Zapata sugar mill in Zacatepec, Mexico.

    Cane sugar prices are being beaten down – helping to keep processed food prices low around the world.

  • Sugar prices headed lower: SocGen

    Chris Narayanan, Director & Head of Agricultural Commodities Research at Societe Generale, expects a lower cost of production for sugar in Brazil, which should increase supply and push down prices.

  • Surfers head out Snapper Rocks as Cyclone Marcia approaches the coast of Queensland on February 19, 2015 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    A powerful cyclone hits northeast Australia, causing massive damage and causing flash flooding, while a second storm made landfall to the west.

  • Hershey's

    When the price of sugar falls, things get sweeter for processed food manufacturers such as J.M. Smucker and Hershey, if history is a guide.

  • Sugar rush and silver linings

    Sugar prices are rising as production drops in Brazil, and silver drops to four-year lows. Jack Scoville, Price Futures Group, and George Gero, RBC Capital Markets, discuss. Silver has a very good chance of outperforming next year, says Gero.