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Market Updates

April 2011

Prices in the first week of this reporting period remained relatively steady, trading between a low of US26.28c/lb and a high of US28c/lb. Read more

March 2011

Sugar prices fell in the first week of the reporting period, with the combined impact of the Japan earthquake and reports of a larger than expected Thai harvest. Read more
With the March-11 contract closing during this reporting period, the market continued to experience volatility in prices. During the first week prices strengthened in the first half of the week but fell on Friday. Read more
During the past fortnight the market has again experienced significant volatility, with prices in the first week of trading reaching as high as US32c/lb but returning to settle at around US30c/lb Read more

February 2011

The market has continued to experience significant volatility in the past fortnight. The impact of Cyclone Yasi is reported to have pushed global prices higher in the first week of the reporting period Read more

January 2011

Price volatility has continued to be a feature of the market during the past fortnight, with prices generally trading between US29c/lb and US32c/lb but experiencing sharp fluctuations on a day-to-day basis Read more
In late December the Mar-11 ICE No.11 contract reached a new 30-year high of US34.77c/lb on the back of a tight global supply outlook. Since then, prices have stayed closer to the US30c/lb mark. Read more

December 2010

During the first week of this reporting period sugar traded between US28c/lb and US29c/lb, with only light volumes sold. Prices increased significantly in the second week of this period, increasing 12 per cent to close above US32c/lb. Read more
After the extreme volatility in prices during the previous fortnight, the international sugar market has been relatively stable during the last two weeks. Prices ended slightly up at the end of the first week of trading and higher again in the second week Read more

November 2010

After reaching record highs during the last fortnight, volatility returned to the market this week, with prices dropping around 20 per cent in just two days. This was part of a general fall in commodity prices sparked by concerns about the global economy Read more