International Sugar Journal

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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Near infra-red spectroscopy [Full subscriber]

Some basic principles In an excellent article Davies (2018) noted that when one holds one’s hand out to a burning fire one “feels” heat being emitted.  The fire gives out […]

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Global surplus, low prices and diversification

In the recent past, right across the global sugar sector, many sugar companies, big and small have been hit by low prices amidst global surplus. For many of these companies, […]

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Abstracts from the proceedings of the 2018 South African Sugar Technologists’ Association’s annual conference : Factory papers [Registered]

Sugar Industry The business of disruption: the ripple effect of game changing technologies Bronwyn Williams Flux Trends, 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, South Africa [email protected] From the advent […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market overview On 22nd August, the sugar price dropped to 9.91 cents/lb, down 18.1% on the year and down 43.5% since August 22, 2016. By 20th September, the price had […]

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Cross-subsidies, export subsidies, cant!

The sugar sector is one of the important agro-industries, particularly in emerging and developing economies where its support for rural development is fairly important. Globally, the industry is not informed […]

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Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market overview Sugar futures declined on 17th August to settle at their lowest in more than 10 years, amid forecasts of a record surplus this season and another year of […]

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