International Sugar Journal

Various strategies of top sugar companies facing reduced profitability

As the Chinese proverb goes “When the wind of change blows, some build walls, while others build windmills.” To wit, the metaphorical turbulence that is the hallmark of the global […]

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Sugar production expansion in Thailand has come to a halt

In September 2016, the Thai government approved building of 25 new sugar factories, which, if built, by the scheduled 2021, would increase the number of factories in the country to […]

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Diffusion: History [Full subscriber]

In 1962 JH Payne in Hawaii noted that diffusion was universal for processing sugar beets, whereas juice in sugar cane was expressed by pressure rolls. Hawaiian factories used batch diffusion, […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Market overview Market fundamentals will continue to inform minor ups and downs in the bear market awash with the global surplus and replenished stocks. A combination of declining demand from […]

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Monthly Snapshot January [Full subscriber]

Market overview As we head off to 2019, market fundamentals point to bearish pressure on price from surplus and build up stocks providing a restraint on price recovery. In its […]

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Brazil’s constant recourse to WTO

Well remember sharing a rickshaw with a couple of executives from Sudzucker several years ago in Mumbai while heading back from the conference venue to our hotel. I asked them […]

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Reflections on the year

In the last quarter of this year, the market got excited over the prospect of a global deficit in 2018/19, driving the sugar price from the low of 9.91 cents/lb […]

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Differential scanning calorimetry [Full subscriber]

Principles New analytical techniques such as gas or high pressure liquid chromatography and near infrared spectroscopy have been used in the cane sugar industry after their developments elsewhere. Here we look […]

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Monthly Snapshot December [Full subscriber]

Market overview The sugar price peaked to 14 cents/lb in late October. News of global surplus in 2018/19 has weighed down on price. The price on 22nd November was 12.79 […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Registered]

Market overview Rise in sugar prices gradually during October seems to belie market fundamentals of persistent global surplus. On 22nd October sugar price was 13.93 cents/lb. This compares with 9.91 […]

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