India is the largest sugar producer in the world and the Asian nation ranks second behind Brazil in terms of sugar exports.
Sugar Price Trends Witnessed
On 1st of March, 2023 , the price of sugar surged sharply, with the May NY sugar recording a contract high. Prices will rise as there are indications of limited global sugar supplies. The March 2023 ICE sugar contract, which expired on 28th February 2023, was settled with the delivery of 11, 551 contracts, or about 587,000 MT of sugar. That was the smallest March sugar contract settlement since 2013 and fell far short of the 1.34 MMT required to settle the March 2022 ICE sugar contract, indicating tight supplies. On the 1st of March, May London White Sugar #5 (SWK23) closed at +13.50 (+2.40%), and May NY World Sugar #11 (SBK23) closed at +0.50 (+2.49%).