International Sugar Journal
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Target purity [Registered]

Recovering the maximum amount of sucrose from molasses has been a major objective in the sugarcane industry for a long time. HC Prinsen Geerlings investigated melassigenic substances in cane molasses […]

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Monthly Snapshot November [Registered]

Market Overview  With the prospect of sugar surplus in 2017/18 widely acknowledged by analysts, it is not surprising to note, as Tobin Grey of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia states […]

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Policy makers and political masters

To paraphrase Balzac1, when the recommendations of policy makers are in harmony with the agenda of their political masters, then, fruitful progress is likely. The reform of the EU sugar […]

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Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market Overview In its latest quarterly report, Abares, the official Australian commodities bureau has forecast the average price of spot New York raw sugar futures in 2017-18, on an October-to-September […]

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Harvesting: Manual vs. Mechanical – Impact on co-products [Full subscriber]

Lomé Conventions between the European Economic Community and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries were in force from 1975 to 2000. In 2000 the convention was renewed under the name […]

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Deregulation of the EU sugar market

With the ending of sugar quotas in October, the EU sugar industry enters an uncharted territory. For the industry, shielded from the ravages of the market place for over 50 […]

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Harvesting: Manual vs. Mechanical [Registered]

There is confusion in the literature about the meaning of words such as “trash”, “dirt”, “soil”, “extraneous matter” and “cane”. This is regrettable as it affects the value of data when general trends are investigated.

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Monthly Snapshot September [Registered]

Market Overview Sugar prices have lost 33% since the beginning of the year as markets expect a surplus of supply over the 2017-2018 season. Raw sugar futures for October delivery […]

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Inadequate planning for cane supply thwarts new projects

I well remember the first seminar I attended as an undergraduate. The topic in question was marketing cereals. In his opening remarks, the first speaker, a consultant, said, in the […]

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Monthly Snapshot August [Full subscriber]

Raw sugar futures on ICE were boosted on 21st July partly by tax changes in Brazil which is expected to increase demand for ethanol, and thereby make it more attractive for millers to divert sugar cane for ethanol production. Raw sugar for October delivery was up 1% at 14.55 cents a pound on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange.

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