International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot May [Full subscriber]

Market Overview Raw sugar futures on ICE hit a six week high on 16th April, nearing 17 cents per lb. On 20th April, May raw sugar settled at 16.62 cents […]

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A year into Covid-19 – the global sugar industry continues to be resilient

While the “COVID-19 has already produced catastrophic social, economic, and public health consequences, with more than 107 million documented cases and 2.3 million deaths,”1 the global sugar industry has shown […]

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The Blackboard

Analytical work: Precision, accuracy, calibration [Full subscriber]

The final aim of a chemical analysis is to obtain one or more numerical results. Between the recording of measured values and the reporting of numerical results, there are arithmetic […]

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Monthly Snapshot April [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Raw sugar fell back below 16 cents on the New York futures market, closing on 19th March at 15.89 cents per pound from 16.13 cents on 12th March. […]

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Rising ethanol blending program in India will soak up surplus sugar

The Indian sugar sector used to be a wildcard in the sugar market where periodic swings in output would tip the global sugar price one way or the other. Some […]

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The Blackboard

Gums [Full subscriber]

Three early Blackboards dealt with the ability of sucrose to crystallise, crystal size measurements and the effect of trisaccharides on the sucrose crystal shape. There are other organic compounds which […]

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Monthly Snapshot March [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar futures on ICE rose to the highest level in nearly four years on 19th February with the March contract rising to 17.91 cents/lb by 1202 GMT after peaking […]

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EU 27 + UK sugar beet sector beset by production challenges in 2020/21

After the turmoil of MYs 2018/19 and 2019/20, MY 2020/21 was expected to mark a recovery for our sector and the end of a “transition”, as the European Commission characterised […]

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The Blackboard

Levers are out, touchscreens are in: How the interface design of BMA’s centrifugals has evolved [Full subscriber]

In the last 150 years, BMA has developed and launched a range of different centrifugal types. With each new model, we have drawn on research and experiences gained in the […]

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Monthly Snapshot February [Full subscriber]

Market Analysis Raw sugar futures remain in bullish mode with March 21 priced at US¢16.40 on 21st January. On 13th January, New York March ’21 rose to new highs of […]

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