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David Fickling

Sugar High

Global stocks are at the lowest since 2011 and problems in Brazil may constrain supply.

Now might be a good time to take note of how much your snack-time chocolate bar weighs. If sugar prices keep heading the way they've been going this year, it could be getting smaller.

Prices of raw sugar rose to the highest in almost two years last week. Heavy rains in Brazil, the world's biggest exporter, have hurt cane crushing, while strong soybean prices have helped that crop take the sweetener's place in port queues out of the country.