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Market Updates

September 2010

The futures market has experienced significant price increases during the past two weeks, with prices for the Oct-10 ICE No.11 contract peaking above US23c/lb towards the end of the period. Read more

August 2010

Market volatility has continued in the past fortnight with sugar prices on the Oct-10 ICE No.11 contract dropping from an opening price of US$19.57 on Monday 2 August to a low of $17.73c/lb in the middle of the period. Read more
Sugar prices increased during the past fortnight, however we continue to experience ongoing day-to-day fluctuations. Trading volumes have also fluctuated during the past fortnight. Read more

July 2010

The past fortnight has seen continued fluctuations in day-to-day prices. The period began strongly following the expiry of the Jul-10. Read more
Following a dip at the end of the previous fortnight, global raw sugar prices have trended back upwards over the past two weeks. Despite this positive trend, some day-to-day trading sessions featured significant fluctuations Read more

June 2010

With the Australian crush underway, sugar prices trended upwards for the past fortnight, although there was a dip in the day-to-day price at the very end of this period. Read more

May 2010

On Monday 10 May the Jul-10 raw sugar futures contract settled at US14.18c/lb, having fallen for 13 weeks. Two weeks later, Monday 24 May, it settled 101 pts higher at US15.19c/lb. Read more
On Monday 17 May the Jul-10 raw sugar futures contract settled at US14.44c/lb. Two weeks later, Monday 7 June, it settled 43 pts higher at US14.87c/lb. It would appear sugar values have found a short-term base reflective of Brazil's cost of production. Read more

April 2010

Raw sugar prices as reflected by the New York based futures market have generally moved sideways or down over the last two weeks, albeit with continued intra-day volatility. Read more
The futures market price curve for raw sugar was not long ago in "backwardation", whereby the price for nearby delivery was higher than that for future delivery. Read more