Agriculture Cocoa Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • They also increased their net short position in cocoa and trimmed a bullish stance in cotton futures and options, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed. The increase came as arabica futures prices earlier this week plunged below $1 per lb to their lowest level since December 2005. In raw sugar, speculators sharply reduced their bearish...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 21- New York cocoa futures on ICE skidded on Friday to their lowest in a month ahead of the start of the next crop year, while raw sugar ended the week down for the first time in five weeks on expectations that India could subsidize exports. *December New York cocoa settled down $34, or 1.5 percent, at $2,167 a tonne after dipping to a one-month low of...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Raw sugar futures rose on Thursday boosted partly by indications that exports from India may take place slightly later than had been expected while coffee and cocoa prices were also higher. *October raw sugar was up 0.21 cent, or 1.95 percent, at 10.97 cents per lb at 1125 GMT. *India will consider various proposals to support the sugar industry,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 14- New York cocoa futures on ICE tumbled more than $100 per tonne on Friday, on concerns about possible low-quality beans in the United States, while raw sugar slumped nearly 6 percent on profit-taking in the final minutes of the trading session. *December New York cocoa settled down $96, or 4.2 percent, at $2,219 per tonne, after falling $110 to...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 31- New York cocoa futures on ICE rallied on Friday, on chart-based buying that helped lift its monthly gains to the strongest since April, while arabica coffee quietly extended losses in its weakest monthly performance in nearly two years. Raw sugar, arabica coffee and New York cocoa contracts will be closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 30- Cocoa futures on ICE fell around 3 percent on Thursday, dropping on chart-based selling as prices fell below the key 200- day moving averages, while raw sugar rose to a three-week high on diminishing crop prospects in Europe and Brazil. *Dealers said prices were supported by reduced crop prospects in Europe and Brazil, which should reduce...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 24- Arabica coffee and raw sugar on ICE Futures U.S. rose on Friday, pulling away from the. London- based cocoa, arabica coffee and white sugar futures will be closed on Monday for a UK public holiday. *December arabica coffee rose 2.50 cents, or 2.5 percent, to $1.04 per lb on currency support, finishing the week unchanged after rallying from...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 13- Former Transmar Commodity Group Ltd chief executive Peter G. Johnson was sentenced to three years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to defrauding banks in order to win a $400 million credit line for the now bankrupt New Jersey- based cocoa trading company, prosecutors said. He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and wire...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 26- Cocoa futures on ICE rallied on Thursday, rebounding from their lowest levels in nearly five months in a corrective bounce and on signs of rising demand from chocolate makers, while raw sugar fell 3 percent below chart-based support to a three-month low. *September New York cocoa settled up $70, or 3.1 percent, at $2,315 a tonne, after...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 19- New York September cocoa futures on ICE fell to the lowest price in 4-1/ 2 months on arbitrage selling by speculators and easing commercial demand, while ample global supplies weighed on sugar prices. *September New York cocoa settled down $45, or 1.9 percent, at $2,292 per tonne, after falling to $2,288, the lowest since March 1.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 18- Cocoa futures fell for the third straight session on Wednesday, reaching multiweek lows as crop weather in West Africa improves and chart signals become increasingly bearish, while sugar and coffee futures also fell. *September New York cocoa settled down $58, or 2.4 percent, at $2,337 per tonne, after falling to $2,321, the lowest since...

  • YAMOUSSOUKRO, Ivory Coast, June 22- Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast could grind 50 percent of its current output locally by 2022, boosted by fiscal measures and incentives given to companies in the sector, the deputy head of the Coffee Cocoa Council marketing board said on Friday. Ivory Coast has an installed grinding capacity of 712,000 tonnes.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 22- Raw sugar futures rose on Friday, boosted by signs of weaker monsoon rains in No. 2 grower India and spillover support from larger commodities, while the spot London cocoa contract's premium over September vaulted. *October raw sugar settled up 0.2 cent, or 1.6 percent, at 12.41 cents per lb. *Prices rose in part due to the crucial monsoon period...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 20- Cocoa futures on ICE rallied more than 3 percent to three-week highs on Wednesday, after flooding in the commercial capital of Ivory Coast spurred speculative buying and the spot contract in London extended its premium over September. *September London cocoa settled up 63 pounds, or 3.6 percent, at 1,840 pounds per tonne, after touching...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 18- Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Monday, partially giving up the prior session's steep gains on selling spurred by much-needed rain in top grower Ivory Coast and a pause in the markets' upward momentum. *Rain in Ivory Coast attracted some selling, as well as spillover pressure from larger commodity markets, traders said, with the Thomson Reuters...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 15- New York cocoa futures on ICE rallied nearly 4 percent on Friday, buoyed by chart-based buy signals above recent session highs and a key moving average, while they made their strongest weekly gain in seven weeks. *September New York cocoa settled up $86, or 3.53 percent, at $2,519 per tonne. *The move doubled the value of the New York...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, June 12- Raw sugar futures on ICE were firm on Tuesday, but pared gains on pressure from position-rolling out of the July contract after buying by trend-following funds petered out. *October raw sugar settled up 0.03 cent, or 0.2 percent, at 12.67 cents per lb. *This caused the July discount to October to widen to as much as 0.34 cent, from 0.29 cent on...

  • LONDON, June 6- New York cocoa futures on ICE were slightly higher on Wednesday, edging away from the prior session's three-month low, while raw sugar prices also rose. *July New York cocoa was up $21, or 0.9 percent, at $2,310 a tonne at 1315 GMT, regaining some ground after the prior session's slide to a three-month low of $2,278. *Concern that dry weather in top grower...

  • LONDON, June 5- Cocoa futures in New York and London fell to three-month lows on Tuesday, while raw sugar regained some ground after the prior session's steep decline. *July New York cocoa was down $35, or 1.5 percent, at $2,316 a tonne at 1423 GMT after falling to a three-month low of $2,315. *Dealers said port arrivals in top grower Ivory Coast had also been reasonable,...

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