The Beet Brief: bringing the sugar market to you

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The Beet Brief, written by our Commercial Analyst Arthur Marshall provides a monthly run down of the latest from the sugar market and what it means for UK sugar beet production.

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Highlights from the October 2019 issue:

  • NFU Sugar and British Sugar have announced terms for 2020 one year and 2020-2022 three year contracts
  • The new contracts offer substantially more potential upside than previous three year deals
  • Reports of EU prices for 2019/20 continue to sit in the low €400s in the main producing regions.

Previous editions of The Beet Brief can be found below.

October 2019

2020 contract offer in detail, EU market update

September 2019

EU markets and crops, world prices

August 2019

World outlook, EU yields and currency

July 2019

EU prices, balances and forecasts, Mercosur negotiations and Saint Louis Sucre 2020/21 beet price announcement

June 2019

EU prices, updates from WABCG and CIBE and French industry disputes over factory closures

May 2019

EU markets and area projections

April 2019

EU markets, beet and sugar prices

March 2019

EU prices, world markets and further restructuring by Südzucker

February 2019

EU prices, import expectations and Südzucker factory closures

January 2019

Prices, EU campaigns and surplus price announcement

December 2018

EU sugar balance, import price parity and WABCG beet reception transparency study

November 2018

EU and world production forecasts, prices and sugar taxes

October 2018

EU prices, sugar demand and performance rules

September 2018

2019/20 contract details, EU prices

July 2018

EU price, contracts, rainfall and yields

June 2018

EU price, weather, world market and sugar taxes

May 2018

EU price, plantings, neonics and haulage scheme

April 2018

EU price, campaign and world market

March 2018

EU price, 2018/19 outlook

February 2018

EU surplus, exports and price premium

January 2018

EU price and balance

December 2017

EU price, balance, stocks and imports

November 2017

Price indications, Brazil and neonics

October 2017

EU price, currency and market-related beet price bonus value

September 2017

EU balance, world price and refining margin


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