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  • BEIJING, May 23- China imported 190,000 tonnes of sugar in April, down 14.1 percent from the same month last year, customs data showed on Tuesday. Imports in the first four months of the year rose to 1.09 million tonnes, up 30.9 percent from the same period a year ago, boosted by low global prices. Beijing said on Monday that its probe had found rising sugar imports...

  • *Ruling seen closing gap between China and global prices. BEIJING, May 22- China said on Monday it will impose hefty penalties on sugar imports after lobbying by domestic mills, but experts said the ruling may not go far enough to stem the flow of lower-priced sweetener into the world's top importer. These include some of China's closest trading partners such as...

  • BEIJING, May 22- China's sugar futures tumbled into negative territory and dropped more than 1 percent as traders said the government's decision to slap hefty import duties on sweetener was too lenient to stem the flow of sugar into the world's top importer. *Beijing will levy an extra 45- percent duty on top of the current 50 percent duty for out-of-quota sugar...

  • BEIJING, May 19- China's beleaguered sugar producers are hoping for a taste of victory next week as Beijing prepares to deliver its verdict on sugar import duties and intensifies a crackdown on rampant smuggling along ancient trade routes. On Monday, China's Commerce Ministry will issue its first ruling on a months-long investigation into raw and refined...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 26- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to a one-year low on Wednesday, with the benchmark contract attracting its heaviest volume to date as traders eyed an improving 2017-18 crop outlook and automatic sell orders were triggered below 16 cents per lb. *July raw sugar settled down 0.71 cent, or 4.4 percent, at 15.57 cents per lb, just above the session...

  • HAVANA, April 26- The Cuban sugar industry has entered the final few weeks of the milling season with output at 1.8 million tonnes of raw sugar, according to provincial media reports, around 20 percent above last years production but less than expected. AZCUBA, the state-run sugar monopoly, said when milling began that it hoped to increase output 30 percent over...

  • SAO PAULO, April 25- Global sugar production should jump by 13 million tonnes in the 2017/ 18 crop year as the European Union, India and Thailand increase their outputs, independent consultancy F.O. Licht forecast on Tuesday. World sugar output is expected to reach 190.3 million tonnes compared to 176.9 million tonnes in 2016/ 17, causing the global sugar market...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported 300,000 tonnes of sugar in March, up 43.9 percent from a year ago, and boosted first-quarter shipments, customs data showed on Sunday, as low global prices pushed up demand for overseas purchases from the world's top sweetener buyer. Producers also scrambled to buy ahead of the results of a government investigation into alleged...

  • MUMBAI, April 19- Sugar output in Maharashtra, one of India's key producing states, will likely jump nearly 70 percent in 2017/ 18 to 7 million tonnes as ample rainfall drives farmers to plant more cane, an industry body told Reuters. "Farmers have raised area under cane for the next season as rainfall was satisfactory across the state," said B.B. Thombre, president of...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 24- Arabica coffee on ICE Futures U.S. on Friday dropped to the lowest since early January as cocoa futures also fell while raw sugar prices continued to recover from Wednesday's 10- month low. *May arabica closed down 2.9 cents, or 2.06 percent, at $1.376 per lb, settling near the session's 2-1/ 2- month low of $1.371. *May robusta followed,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 23- Raw sugar futures on ICE jumped on Thursday, recovering from the previous session's 10- month low on short-covering, as cocoa on ICE Futures U.S. edged toward this week's two-month high and coffee prices retreated. *The market's decline has been driven by fund selling, a favorable production outlook in top grower Brazil and diminishing...

  • BEIJING, March 23- Sugar imports by China, the world's top buyer of the sweetener, jumped 70.3 percent in February from the year before to 180,000 tonnes, customs data showed on Thursday. "The margins in November and December were really good," said a China- based trader. China will extend until May 22 the months-long probe launched last year, the government said this...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 17- Raw sugar futures on ICE pared losses on late-day buying on Friday, after sinking 4 percent in heavy volume to their lowest level in more than nine months on a flurry of chart-based selling around key support at 18 cents per lb. *May raw sugar futures settled down 0.08 cent, or 0.4 percent, at 18.17 cents per lb, after slumping 4.1 percent to...

  • *May raw sugar futures were off 0.65 cents, or 3.6 percent, at 17.60 cents a lb at 1521 GMT after dipping to a low of 17.52 cents, the weakest for the front month since early June last year. *May white sugar fell $11.30, or 2.2 percent, to $499.00 a tonne. *Mexico demands reciprocity in its refined sugar-for-fructose trade with the United States and it is unfair to "punish" its...

  • A line of trucks wait for sugar to be unloaded from a vessel at the Port of Veracruz in Veracruz, Mexico, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013.

    A ship loaded with sugar was stranded in port on the east coast of Mexico because of the break down in stop-gap measures with the USA.

  • Mexico canceled existing sugar exports to the United States amid a dispute over the pace of shipments.

  • Mexico has canceled existing sugar export permits to the U.S. to avoid penalties in a dispute over the pace of shipments, a document said.

  • BEIJING, Feb 23- China imported 410,000 tonnes of sugar in January, up 42 percent compared with the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday. The import figure was the highest since September last year. High global prices pushed imports by the world's top buyer of the sweetener to their lowest level in five years last year, with 2016 shipments at...

  • BANGKOK, Feb 21- Thailand will stop subsidizing sugar production and drop domestic control of consumer prices for sugar by the end of the year, a Ministry of Agriculture official said on Tuesday. Brazil challenged Thailand at the World Trade Organization in March last year, arguing that Thailand's subsidies for sugar producers have dragged down global prices.

  • Feb 15- U.S. agricultural trader Bunge Ltd reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by higher sugar and ethanol prices and improved margins in Brazil. Brazil is expected to harvest at least 104 million tonnes of soybeans this year and nearly 90 million tonnes of corn, according to government and industry analysts. White Plains, New York- based...