International Sugar Journal

The futility of China’s interactions across the global sugar sector

Many years ago, I asked a British diplomat at an embassy reception in Swaziland who was the best colonizer – British, French or the Dutch. He, of course, didn’t reply. […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Market overview While the sugar market continues to hobble from glut and low prices, the industry is also distracted by major sugar exporters Brazil, Australia and Guatemala launching formal complaint […]

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The Blackboard

Climate: The good and the ugly [Full subscriber]

All members of the sugarcane industry make every effort to optimise performances. However, climate, an uncontrollable factor, can have a severely negative impact on these efforts. A quick literature search […]

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Cane productivity and diversification take top billing at the 2019 ISSCT congress

In early September, key players in the sugarcane industry, particularly those in the R&D sector and those supplying a range of equipment, products and services to the sector will be […]

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Monthly Snapshot July [Full subscriber]

Market overview Fifteen-day average of ISA daily price of 12.93 cents/lb on 20th June suggests that the sugar market is reacting to the impending deficit in 2019/20 highlighted by several […]

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The lure of Australian sugar companies to foreign investors

In his posthumous collection of travel writing the Unfinished Journey, the engaging and acerbic novelist Shiva Naipaul posed the question, why, with Australia surrounded by its Asian neighbours was discovered […]

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The Blackboard

Final bagasse [Full subscriber]

The accurate sampling of final bagasse (FB) is a difficult problem. No satisfactory continuous sampler has been devised and hand sampling is used. Generally, the analyses of FB samples are […]

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Monthly Snapshot June [Full subscriber]

Market Overview On 17th May, raw sugar price settled at 12.14 cents/lb, lower than the 15-day average of 12.46 cents. Despite forecasts by various analysts of impending sugar deficit for […]

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Are the EU sugar policy makers on extended leave?

One of the great achievements of the EU sugar policy makers was to make the EU sugar industry globally competitive before letting it loose on the global market place. During […]

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The Blackboard

Bagasse analysis: Early work [Full subscriber]

In 1948 Spencer & Meade noted that the analysis of bagasse “presents many difficulties not found with juice, sugar or molasses. Bagasse has much insoluble matter,  no homogeneity and evaporation […]

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