International Sugar Journal
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Varieties and processing [Full subscriber]

In 1942 Wheeler noted that new varieties to replace Uba were available: the grower was interested in sugar and cane yields, ratooning and the value of each new variety. The […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar is one of the most volatile commodities traded on the ICE futures exchange. Since way back in 1971, the commodity has traded as high as 66 cents […]

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Low sugar prices rationalising the Brazilian sugar sector

Amidst the global surplus, which some analysts1 puts it at some 18 mln to 20 mln tonnes, and tumbling sugar prices which have fallen below 12 cents/lb, the Brazilian sugar […]

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Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market overview Sugar glut continues to inform and depress prices. On 17th April, raw sugar price fell to 11.65 cents per pound – lowest since September 2015. The rise in […]

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Sugar industries in French West Africa on the verge of collapsing from smuggling

Smuggling of sugar is not a new phenomenon. At the turn of the 19th century when Russia was a major global producer, sugar was smuggled from the country to as […]

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Boiler waters [Full subscriber]

Boiler waters namely feed water (FW), the water supplied to, and boiler water (BW) the water contained inside boilers are a vast, complicated topic. In many sugarcane factories the management […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to bear down on prices. The situation is unlikely to change in the near future. In its latest quarterly report, International Sugar Organization (ISO) refined the […]

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Paying cane growers for bagasse also!

As with most things in life, cane payment systems are amenable to change and open for review, goaded not only by scientific and technical advances that heighten its value from […]

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Boiler stacks [Registered]

During a congress opening presentation in 2015 Peter Rein quoted Lubin and Esty (2010) as follows: “Sustainability has been identified as a megatrend, which requires businesses to adapt and innovate […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Registered]

Market overview Amidst global sugar surplus, with demand relatively stagnant and the prospect of price recovery literally in the hand of gods through some weather calamity impacting supply, traders and […]

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