International Sugar Journal

Evolution of sugar prices in the European Union since the end of sugar quotas: What outcome? [Full subscriber]

Abstract Four years after the removal of EU sugar quotas and affected by depressed world sugar market prices, things have not turned out as expected in the EU. This paper analyzes how European prices have evolved since September 2017, highlighting the need for a change in the way sugarbeet agreements are structured to allow for a quicker and more adapted response to fast-changing market conditions. Seizing market opportunities for both growers and sugar processors requires reactivity and adaptability and there is clearly some room to manœuvre in that regard. …

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