Sugar to Stay High as Surplus Not Enough to Replenish Stockpiles, ISO Says

Sugar will stay high over the next 12 months because the predicted surplus of 4 million metric tons will not be enough to rebuild stockpiles and the cost of production has risen, the International Sugar Organization said.

“Even this surplus is probably not enough to be taken by importers to replenish their stocks, without increasing prices considerably,” Peter Baron, executive director, said in an interview in Cebu, central Philippines today.

Prices may range between 23 cents and 28 cents a pound in New York on what he called a constant basis and there may be “a technical blip to 29 and 30” cents, he said. Raw sugar for October delivery ended at 27.84 cents a pound on Friday.

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