Sugar rates rise to 11-year high in the middle of supply issues and El Nino stresses

Traders, manufacturers and experts were primarily bullish about the outlook for currently high sugar rates as they collected at a yearly conference today in New york city, while a couple of revealed care after sugar struck an 11-1/2 year high recently.

Raw sugar rates at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) increased 37 percent considering that January to a peak of 27.41 cents per pound recently in the middle of a short-term supply tightness and issues over the arrival of the El Nino environment phenomenon later on this year, which might interfere with crops.

” I would still purchase this market,” stated Jeremy Austin, basic director for sugar trader Sucden in Brazil. He stated that 85 percent of the sugar to be exported has actually currently been hedged, so very little extra selling is seen ahead. “The most likely situation it would be a market that increases to 30, prior to it is up to 20,” he stated.

Rodrigo Ostanello, head of sugar for the Americas for British trader ED&F Male, concurred with the upside capacity, mentioning obstacles in Brazil associated to logistics and the weather condition for sugarcane processing. “This (Brazil) crop might decrease to 37, 36, 35 (million tonnes), to me it is more to the drawback than the advantage.”

” I would most likely offer the marketplace now,” stated Michael McDougall, handling director at Apotheosis Global Markets, LLC, including that a great deal of the bullishness in the market is connected to the possibility of El Nino injuring planting in India and Thailand in the coming months. “If monsoon is okay, this market will fall,” he stated.

” In the much shorter term I fidget that everybody is bullish, we have actually currently had a huge rally sustained in part by purchasers being squeezed therefore I believe it’s possible the marketplace pauses/weakens a bit,” stated Stephen Geldart, an expert with broker and supply chain providers Czarnikow.

Raw sugar rates on ICE increased 3 percent on Friday after trading primarily lower today.


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