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'All in all, the coming period will see plenty of uncertainty for stakeholders,' said Rabobank. ©iStock

EU sugar prices could rise as supply and demand tightens

By David Burrows

Global sugar prices have rocketed 30% since mid-April as the balance between supply and demand tightens. In Europe prices have remained steady but could soon increase, according to Rabobank’s latest sugar quarterly.

Fairtrade defends cocoa sourcing program to loyal customer Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate questions Fairtrade cocoa sourcing program

By Oliver Nieburg

Divine Chocolate says multinationals are escaping fuller Fairtrade commitments under the certification body’s new rules. But Fairtrade says its sourcing program is the only way to reach cocoa farmers at scale.

American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

American Sugar Alliance: ‘The country is swimming in sugar’

By Elaine WATSON

Sugar prices in the US have fallen more than 40% since last summer and are now at “dangerously low levels for producers who are facing ever-increasing input costs”, according to Jack Roney, an economist with the American Sugar Alliance (ASA).

World sugar stocks on track for recovery

World sugar stocks on track for recovery

By Lynda Searby

Sugar stocks should rise significantly from their current low levels, with analysts forecasting a global sugar surplus of around 9.5m tonnes in the 2011/12 (October-September) crop year, on the back of increased production in Europe and Asia.