International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot January [Registered]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to drive the price amidst global surplus. Raw sugar futures steadied at 13.82 cents per lb on December 18th. According to Michael McDougall, senior vice […]

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Disruptive technologies AI and gene drives

 The pace of scientific and technical advances driving innovation via disruptive technologies is seemingly accelerating. Advanced manufacturing is making redundant variety of jobs. “Boston Consulting Group reports that it costs […]

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Comparing data [Full subscriber]

The sugarcane industry produces large amounts of agricultural and factory data. Often it is required to investigate trends in the data to see if any chronological effects are present or […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Registered]

The tussle in the sugar market between fundamentals and speculators continues as the sugar price bobs up and down within a narrow range. On 20th November, March raw sugar fell 2.3% to 15.02¢/lb having touched a 5-1/2 month high for the front month at 15.46¢ on 17th November.

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ICUMSA [Registered]

The International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis Ltd. (ICUMSA. http://www.icumsa.org [2017, Oct 5]) is a world-wide body which brings together the activities of National Committees for Sugar Analysis […]

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Reflections on the year

This year has been pretty ordinary for the global sugar industry as a whole. The old adage that sugar operates in a bear market with the odd bull spike, has […]

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Target purity [Registered]

Recovering the maximum amount of sucrose from molasses has been a major objective in the sugarcane industry for a long time. HC Prinsen Geerlings investigated melassigenic substances in cane molasses […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Registered]

Market Overview  With the prospect of sugar surplus in 2017/18 widely acknowledged by analysts, it is not surprising to note, as Tobin Grey of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia states […]

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Policy makers and political masters

To paraphrase Balzac1, when the recommendations of policy makers are in harmony with the agenda of their political masters, then, fruitful progress is likely. The reform of the EU sugar […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market Overview In its latest quarterly report, Abares, the official Australian commodities bureau has forecast the average price of spot New York raw sugar futures in 2017-18, on an October-to-September […]

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