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Agricultural Commodities Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • *May raw sugar was down 0.14 cents, or 1.25 percent, at 11.07 cents per lb by 1038 GMT after sliding to a low of 11.06 cents, the weakest for the front month since September 2015. *August white sugar fell $3.40, or 1.0 percent, to $325.80 a tonne after dipping to a low of $325.70, the weakest for the front month since January 2009. July New York cocoa rose $3 or 0.1 percent, at...

  • BEIJING, April 23- China imported 860,000 tonnes of barley in March, the third highest monthly level since at least the start of 2016, customs data showed on Monday. Demand for barley, used largely in animal feed, has surged since China said in early February it would investigate alleged dumping of another feed grain, sorghum, by the United States.

  • TORONTO/ LONDON, April 20- Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Friday, dropping below the highest levels since 2016 reached earlier this week on pressure from lower North American first-quarter grind data, while raw sugar inched down to a 2-1/ 2- year low on ample global supplies. *July New York cocoa settled down $70, or 2.5 percent, at $2,729 per tonne. *The weak session stood...

  • *May raw sugar was down 0.18 cent, or 1.5 percent, at 11.57 cents per lb by 1338 GMT, its weakest since late September 2015. "You've got India, Thailand- you've got supplies coming from everywhere." *Brazilian sugar exports are expected to fall by 6.5 million tonnes in the 2018-19 crop, although dealers said this was likely to be offset by sharply higher production from...

  • TORONTO/ LONDON, April 18- Cocoa futures on ICE rallied more than 3 percent to the highest since 2016 on Wednesday, buoyed by chart-based buying and stronger-than-expected European grind data, while raw sugar rebounded from a 2-1/ 2- year low. *July New York cocoa settled up $96, or 3.6 percent, at $2,800 per tonne, after surging to $2,856, the highest since September...

  • LONDON, April 18- Cocoa futures rose sharply to the highest level in more than 18 months on Wednesday while raw sugar extended its prolonged slide and set a fresh 2-1/ 2 year low. *July New York cocoa was up $81, or 3.0 percent, at $2,785 a tonne at 1334 GMT after surging to a peak of $2,856, the highest since September 2016. *Traders will now focus on first-quarter grind data...

  • LONDON, April 18- Cocoa futures were higher on Wednesday, boosted by a stronger-than-expected first quarter grind in Europe, while raw sugar turned higher after touching a fresh 2-1/ 2 year low. *July New York cocoa was up $17, or 0.6 percent, at $2,721 a tonne at 1121 GMT. *Europe's first-quarter cocoa grind rose 5.5 percent from the same period last year to 358,432...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 17- The managing director of sugar at ED&F Man is leaving the company, according to three trade sources, in the latest sign of upheaval at the 235- year-old commodities trade house after it reported a loss of nearly $145 million last year. The employee-owned firm reported a pretax loss of $144.6 million in the year ended Sept. 30, citing...

  • *May raw sugar was down 0.17 cent, or 1.4 percent, to 11.81 cents per lb at 1356 GMT, after slumping to a 2-1/ 2 year low of 11.77 cents. *The potential for lower sugar output in Centre- South Brazil, where the new cane processing season is now underway, may provide support, although the scope for any significant rebound remains capped by strong production in India and...

  • *May raw sugar fell 0.12 cent, or 1.0 percent, to 11.86 cents per lb by 1154 GMT after slumping to a 2-1/ 2 year low of 11.81 cents. *August white sugar fell $2.10, or 0.6 percent, to $338.50 per tonne after dipping to a low of $336.00- the weakest for the front month since September 2015. *July arabica coffee was down 0.30 cent, or 0.3 percent, at $1.1625 per lb after dipping to a...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 16- New York cocoa futures vaulted to a 1-1/ 2- year high on Monday as technical signals drove fund buying, while arabica coffee on ICE Futures U.S. hit its lowest since mid-2017 and sugar also fell. *July New York cocoa settled up $128, or 4.97 percent, at $2,704 per tonne and hit $2,714, the highest for the second-month since October 2016.

  • LONDON, April 16- New York cocoa futures rose sharply on Monday, climbing to a 1-1/ 2 year high, as funds added to long positions, while raw sugar prices were also higher. *July New York cocoa was up $91, or 3.5 percent, at $2,667 a tonne at 1347 GMT after climbing to a peak of $2,688, the highest for the second month since October 2016. *Europe's Q1 grind, scheduled to be issued on...

  • LONDON, April 13- Raw sugar futures on ICE were higher on Friday, pulling away from a 2-1/ 2 year low set earlier this week, while cocoa prices also advanced. *May raw sugar rose 0.21 cent, or 1.7 percent, to 12.26 cents per lb by 1412 GMT. *The sugar is expected to come from Central America, Thailand and possibly the EU although depressed prices curbed interest in tendering...

  • *May raw sugar rose 0.10 cents, or 0.8 percent, to 12.15 cents per lb by 1142 GMT, edging away from a 2-1/ 2 year low of 11.93 cents set on Wednesday. *The sugar is expected to come from Central America, Thailand and possibly the EU although depressed prices curbed interest in tendering European sugar despite a front month premium over August of around $14.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 12- White sugar futures on ICE edged higher on Thursday, as light buying lifted prices from 2-1/ 2- year lows touched a day earlier, while cocoa turned lower in rangebound dealings as prices hovered beneath recent highs. *May raw sugar settled down 0.01 cent, or 0.1 percent, at 12.05 cents per lb, just above Wednesday's 2-1/ 2- year low of 11.93 cents.

  • LONDON, April 12- White sugar futures on ICE edged higher on Thursday, as light buying lifted prices from 2-1/ 2 year lows touched a day earlier, while cocoa also rose. *August white sugar was up $1.70, or 0.5 percent, at $336.90 by 1400 GMT, pulling away from Wednesday's low of $332.30, the weakest for the second position since August 2015. *Focus also remained on ample...

  • LONDON, April 12- Cocoa futures on ICE edged higher on Thursday, boosted by light speculative buying, while white sugar hovered just above 2-1/ 2 year lows set a day earlier as ample supplies weighed. *July New York cocoa was up $12, or 0.5 percent, at $2,592 a tonne by 1146 GMT. *Market participants were also awaiting first-quarter grind data from Europe and North...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 11- Sugar futures on ICE extended losses to 2-1/ 2- year lows on Wednesday, pressured by producer hedging and ample global supplies, while cocoa prices rose. *May raw sugar settled down 0.07 cent, or 0.6 percent, at 12.06 cents per lb, after hitting 11.93 cents, its lowest since late September 2015. *August white sugar settled down 80 cents, or 0.2...

  • LONDON, April 11- Sugar futures on ICE fell further on Wednesday, to their lowest in more than 2-1/ 2 years, as producer hedging and ample global supplies weighed on sentiment, while cocoa prices edged higher. *May raw sugar was down 0.16, or 1.3 percent, at 11.97 cents per lb by 1321 GMT, after hitting 11.93 cents, its lowest since late September 2015.

  • LONDON, April 11- White sugar futures on ICE fell further on Wednesday, touching their lowest in more than 2-1/ 2 years as ample supplies from India and Thailand weighed on sentiment, while cocoa edged up. *August white sugar was down $2.10, or 0.6 percent, at $333.90 by 1108 GMT, after falling to a fresh low of $332.30, the weakest for the second position since August 2015.