International Sugar Journal

Monthly Snapshot October [Full subscriber]

Market overview Since June ‘19, the price of sugar has fallen, falling to at just over 11 cents per pound on the October sugar futures contract and getting closer to […]

Read more …

Time to overhaul the organization and management of ISSCT and its flagship congress

Founded in 1924, the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists is the single most important institution in the sugar industry advancing as it does the competitiveness of the global cane […]

Read more …

Monthly Snapshot September [Full subscriber]

Market overview  Combination of glut and weak demand continues to inform the persistence of a bearish market. Barring divine intervention through adverse weather impacting output in major sugar producing regions […]

Read more …

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. […]

Read more …

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 […]

Read more …
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 […]

Read more …

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 […]

Read more …

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 […]

Read more …

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 […]

Read more …
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 […]

Read more …