Agriculture Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 19- Raw sugar futures settled higher on Friday, supported by the strong currency in top-grower Brazil, while cocoa prices rose on positive grind data from North America and Asia. *March raw sugar settled up 0.02 cent, or 0.14 percent, at 13.89 cents per lb, more than 6 percent higher on the week, close to the previous session's eight-month high of...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 12- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Friday to a fresh seven-month high while arabica coffee had its biggest weekly rise in more than a year, amid short covering and a broader bounce in equities, dealers said. *March raw sugar settled up 0.15 cent, or 1.2 percent, at 13.07 cents per lb, after earlier touching 13.28, its highest since early March.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 4- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Thursday for the fourth straight session to a new 3-1/ 2- month high while arabica coffee also rose ahead of presidential elections in top grower Brazil. * "The real is a little down today but has been pretty firm lately, and that has helped prices recover for both sugar and coffee," said Jack Scoville, vice president with...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 3- Raw sugar and arabica coffee futures rose on Wednesday buoyed by the strength of the currency of Brazil, the top producer of both commodities, while cocoa plunged 3 percent. The currency has rallied this week on stronger polling for far-right Brazil presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Cane is used for both ethanol and sugar production...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 2- Raw sugar futures on ICE and arabica coffee futures rallied more than 5 percent on Tuesday, as sharp gains in the Brazilian currency boosted the commodities. *March raw sugar settled up 0.46 cent, or 4 percent, at 12.07 cents per lb., earlier climbing 5.6 percent to 12.26, the highest since June 26. *Support for commodities from the U.S.- Mexico-...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 1- Raw sugar futures rose more than 5 percent on Monday as new buyers entered the market and the most recent U.S.- Mexico- Canada trade deal boosted agricultural commodity markets, while New York cocoa plunged to its lowest in nearly nine months. * "A combination of a bullish day for agriculture markets in general because of NAFTA is helping," said...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 28- Raw sugar futures on ICE rebounded on short-covering on Friday after plunging to 10- year lows in the prior session, while arabica rose to its highest price in over a month. *October raw sugar settled up 0.37 cent, or 3.7 percent, at 10.42 cents per lb. *Louis Dreyfus Company was seen as the sole buyer of 5,337 lots of sugar against the contract, the...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 26- Raw sugar futures on ICE tumbled more than 4 percent on Wednesday to their lowest since June 2008 after India approved new incentives for its struggling sugar sector, while cocoa prices slipped to their lowest in a month. *Futures dropped on news that India, a top global producer, approved higher cane payments for farmers and transport...

  • NEW DELHI, Sept 26- India's cabinet on Wednesday approved incentives to encourage cash-strapped mills to export sugar in the 2018/ 19 season, a government statement said on Wednesday, part of efforts to trim bulging domestic stockpiles. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet will give transport subsidies of 1,000 rupees a tonne to 3,000 rupees a tonne to sugar...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 25- ICE arabica coffee futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and as producers hedged supplies and speculators unwound long positions, while raw sugar edged up from a one-month low. *December arabica coffee settled down 1.4 cents, or 1.4 percent, at 97.1 cents per lb, extending losses from the prior session.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 24- Raw sugar futures fell more than 4 percent to approach a one-month low on Monday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and worries about possible exports from India, while New York cocoa rallied from a one-month low hit in the previous session. *October raw sugar settled down 0.46 cent, or 4.2 percent, at 10.38 cents per lb, after falling to...

  • 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 19- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Wednesday, erasing the prior session's losses, while arabica coffee rebounded above Tuesday's 2005 low, with both commodities trading in thin volume and buoyed by the strengthening currency in top grower Brazil. *March raw sugar settled up 0.14 cent, or 1.2 percent, at 11.64 cents per lb, after falling 7.6...

  • *October raw sugar was up 0.21 cent, or 2 percent, at 10.72 cents per lb by 1157 GMT. *Prices were regaining ground on Wednesday after a string of sharp losses on the back of worries over a possible surge in exports from India, as the country mulls additional subsidies for its sugar sector. * "The market is expecting India's government to move on subsidies to enable...

  • 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, Sept 7- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to the highest in a month on Friday, boosted by positive chart-based signals following a three-week rally above 10- year lows, while arabica coffee prices also advanced. *October raw sugar settled up 0.21 cent, or 1.9 percent, at 11.01 cents per lb, after climbing to a one-month top at 11.03 cents.

  • BASRA, Iraq, Sept 6- All operations have halted at Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra on Thursday, after protesters blocked its entrance overnight, port employees said. The spread to the port of demonstrations that have swept southern Iraq in recent months raises the stakes in the country's civil unrest. Umm Qasr receives grain, vegetable oil and sugar...

  • MUMBAI/ SAO PAULO, Sept 5- India will surpass Brazil as the world's top sugar producer next year, with the South American country losing its lead for the first time since the 1990 s as its mills allocate increasingly more cane for ethanol production and as low investments dent cane yields. The change in leadership over sugar production, which Brazil has held since...