What commodity is sugar?

What commodity is sugar?

soft commodity
Sugar is a soft commodity, which is produced, traded and consumed all around the world. The sugar cane or sugar beets are the raw materials from which farmers can produce sugar. We use sugar widely in everything from food to industrial applications.

Is sugar traded as commodity?

Sugar is a commodity once reserved for the wealthy, but today it is one of the most commonly-traded assets worldwide.

Is sugar a basic commodity?

Sugar is a commodity covered under the Essential Commodities (EC) Act, 1955 and is subject to various controls under various provisions of the said Act.

What is the commodity price of sugar?


Name Price %
Soybeans 17.33 0.39
Soybean Oil 0.79 -1.43
Wheat 415.25 1.28
Sugar 0.20 0.61

What is No 11 sugar?

Sugar No. 11 is a futures contract for the physical delivery of raw cane sugar. The Sugar No. 11 futures contract is considered the benchmark for trading raw sugar around the world.

What is the world price for sugar?

Sugar is expected to trade at 20.37 Cents/LB by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 21.61 in 12 months time.

How can I buy sugar commodity?

One way to trade in sugar is through the use of a contract for difference (CFD) derivative instrument. CFDs allow traders to speculate on the price of sugar. The value of a CFD is the difference between the price of the shares at the time of purchase and the current price.

How did sugar become a commodity?

Sugar became the top colonial commodity. It was at the root of the ‘triangular trade’, where European shipowners exchanged trinkets for African men, who were then sold as slaves in America. The ships then returned to Europe with products from the colonies, including precious sugar.

Why was sugar an important commodity?

Sugar products play a significant role in the human diet in most parts of the world as they are an important source of food energy. It is a soft commodity, meaning that it is grown, rather than mined and is identified as primarily tropical.

What is the price of white sugar?

Average retail price per pound of granulated sugar in the U.S. from 2000 to 2019 (in U.S. cents)

Characteristic Price per pound in U.S. cents
2019 59.01
2018 61.63
2017 64.76
2016 64.19