International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals continue to put a tight lid on any significant price movement. The market will have to contend with a surplus for two years at least. The […]

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Vacuum [Full subscriber]

A definition of “cold” or “coldness” is “a relative absence of heat” (Chambers, 1941). Basically the word cold indicates a lack of heat energy; it does not represent an entity […]

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EU sugar industry under threat from neonicotinoids ban

Policy makers with the support of politicians navigated the EU sugar industry from one that was simply not globally competitive to one that is now. Even though the process was […]

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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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