Agriculture Sugar Commodity Market Trades, Charts

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 15- Raw sugar futures on ICE climbed to their highest levels in nearly seven weeks on Tuesday as speculators covered short positions and oil prices rose, while New York cocoa tumbled to a three-week low. *March raw sugar settled up 0.41 cent, or 3.2 percent, at 13.16 cents per lb, the highest since Nov. 29. *Higher oil prices encourage increased use of...

  • LONDON, Jan 15- New York cocoa futures were sharply lower on Tuesday as this month's decline began to snowball while raw sugar prices climbed to a five-week high. *May New York cocoa was down $74, or 3.2 percent, at $2,267 a tonne by 1545 GMT. *Oil prices rose by about 2 percent on Tuesday on production cuts by OPEC and Russia as well as signs of lower U.S. oil stocks, though...

  • *March raw sugar was up 0.11 cents, or 0.9 percent, at 12.86 cents per lb by 1140 GMT. *Oil prices rose on Tuesday on supply cuts by producer club OPEC and Russia, though a darkening economic outlook could soon weigh on growth in fuel demand. *March white sugar rose $4, or 1.2 percent, to $347.50 a tonne.

  • LONDON, Jan 14- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell on Monday, pressured by a weaker Brazilian currency and renewed speculative selling, while sugar and cocoa were little changed. *March arabica coffee was down 1.75 cents, or 1.7 percent, at $1.0210 per lb by 1455 GMT. *March robusta coffee fell $14, or 0.9 percent, to $1,529 a tonne.

  • *March raw sugar was down 0.11 cents, or 0.9 percent, at 12.67 cents per lb by 1215 GMT. However, dealers said the technical picture was weakened when the market failed to break above 13 cents. *March white sugar fell $2.50, or 0.7 percent, to $342.40 a tonne.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 11- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose on Friday, with prices lifted by short covering and expectations that India will export less sugar to the global market, while arabica coffee slipped as Brazil's currency weakened. *March raw sugar settled up 0.11 cent, or 0.9 percent, at 12.78 cents per lb after touching a session high of 12.91 cents.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Jan 8- Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to a fresh three-week high on Tuesday as oil prices rose and funds continued to cover short positions, while a stronger Brazilian currency helped push arabica coffee to its highest level in over five weeks. *March raw sugar settled up 0.11 cent, or 0.9 percent, at 12.76 cents per lb, after climbing to a fresh Dec. 19 high.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 21- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell on Friday to their lowest since early October, dragged down coffee and cocoa prices also fell. *March raw sugar settled down 0.09 cent, or 0.7 percent, at 12.34 cents per lb, after dipping to 12.23 cents, its lowest since Oct. 4. *Sugar prices were pulled down by lower oil prices and pressured by a weaker currency in Brazil,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 20- Cocoa futures on ICE fell on Thursday, erasing the prior session's gains when they hit six-week highs, while the Brazilian real boosted arabica coffee prices and lower oil prices pressured raw sugar. *March New York cocoa settled down $46, or 2 percent, at $2,271 per tonne, after rising 2 percent in the previous session. The $2,290 level...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 20- Crushing in Brazil's main sugarcane producing region for the 2019-20 season should roughly match this year's production, as planted area shrinks but yields improve, analysts said on Thursday. For the current 2018-19 season, which ends in December, mills in the center-south region are expected to crush roughly 570 million tonnes of sugarcane,...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 18- Raw sugar futures on ICE fell to their lowest levels since early October, dragged down by losses in crude oil, while arabica coffee touched a three-month low as the market struggled to absorb surplus supplies. *March raw sugar settled down 0.19 cent, or 1.5 percent, at 12.30 cents per lb. after dipping to a low of 12.26 cents.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 14- Robusta coffee futures hit a new contract low on Friday as ample supplies and fund selling pressured prices, while raw sugar futures were pressured. *March robusta coffee settled down $34, or 2.3 percent, at $1,470 per tonne, after dipping to a new contract low of $1,468, also the weakest for the second position since Sept. 4.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 10- Robusta coffee futures on ICE slid to a two-month low on Monday, pressured by ample supplies, while sugar prices also fell, tracking a crude oil decline. *March arabica coffee settled up 1.05 cents, or 1 percent, at $1.0515 per lb after rebounding off support around Friday's 2-1/ 2- month low at $1.0385. *March robusta coffee settled down $6, or 0.4...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Dec 4- Arabica and robusta coffee futures on ICE dropped to two-month lows on Tuesday on expectations of plentiful global supplies, while sugar and cocoa also fell. *March arabica coffee settled down 0.9 cent, or 0.8 percent, at $1.069 per lb after setting a two-month low of $1.06. *March robusta coffee settled down $10, or 0.6 percent, at $1,556 per...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 16- Raw sugar futures and arabica coffee futures on ICE closed higher on Friday, boosted Strengthening in the currency of Brazil, the top producer of both commodities, boosted raw sugar and arabica coffee earlier. *March raw sugar settled up 0.04 cent, or 0.3 percent, at 12.69 cents per lb, down 0.3 percent from the week prior. *India's annual...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 9- Arabica coffee futures on ICE fell on Friday, ending the week more than 5 percent lower, pressured by position rolling and a firmer U.S. dollar, while raw sugar lost 5.3 percent on the week. *March arabica coffee settled down 2.7 cents, or 2.25 percent, at $1.1750 per lb. "We are finding support right now around the $1.1750 area," said Boyd Cruel, senior...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 7- Biosev, the Brazilian sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, is open to market opportunities including the potential sale of additional mills, Chief Executive Officer Juan José Blanchard said on Wednesday. It does not mean that our objective is simply to sell plants, "Blanchard, who became CEO in July, replacing...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 7- Biosev, the Brazilian sugar and ethanol unit controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, is open to market opportunities including potential sale of additional mills, Chief Executive Officer Juan José Blanchard told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 7- Coffee and sugar futures on ICE were higher on Wednesday, boosted by a weaker dollar following U.S. mid-term elections and a firmer Brazilian real. *March arabica coffee settled up 1.8 cents, or 1.5 percent, at $1.1945 per lb. *Prices were lifted by speculative short-covering, as well as a weaker U.S. dollar and a firmer currency in top grower...

  • LONDON, Nov 7- Coffee and sugar futures on ICE were higher on Wednesday, boosted by gains in commodity markets as the dollar weakened following U.S. mid-term elections. *January robusta coffee had risen $7, or 0.4 percent, to $1,676 a tonne by 1521 GMT. * "We feel the bear market low has been placed and a secondary buying opportunity will emanate in the weeks ahead," Shawn...