Sugar

Sugar decreased to 17.38 Cents/lb in April from 18.30 Cents/lb in March of 2014. Sugar averaged 10.27 from 1912 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 65.20 in November of 1974 and a record low of 1.25 in January of 1967. The biggest producer and exporter of sugar in the world is Brazil (23% of total production and 50% of total exports in the 2010/11 fiscal year). A significant amount of sugar is also produced in India, China, Thailand and the United States. Sugar futures contracts are available for trading in the New York Mercantile Exchange. The size of each contract is 112,000 pounds. Sugar was first thought to have been produced in Polynesia and later India, around 500 BC. It is primarily derived from sugar-cane, but other sugar sources include sugar beets, the date palm, sorghum, and the sugar maple. Sugar No. 11 is an extremely popular global sugar product. It is used in food and candy, rum, and even the fuel additive ethanol. This page provides - Sugar - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
17.38 18.30 65.20 1.25 17.99 | 2014/05 1912 - 2014 Cents/lb Daily

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Energy Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Crude oil CL1 103.71 103.70 0.01 0.01 % 0.33 % 3.63 % 19.69 % [+]
Brent crude oil COG1 109.91 109.27 0.64 0.59 % 2.38 % 2.58 % 12.65 % [+]
Ethanol DL1 2.83 3.30 -0.47 -14.24 % -14.24 % -20.73 % 6.79 % [+]
Heating oil HO1 2.92 2.89 0.03 1.04 % 0.00 % 0.69 % 3.18 % [+]
Natural gas NG1 4.62 4.67 -0.05 -1.07 % 1.09 % 4.05 % 8.96 % [+]
Gasoline XB1 2.97 2.85 0.12 4.21 % 0.00 % 1.37 % 6.45 % [+]

Metals Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Aluminum AL1 1,839.00 1,813.50 25.50 1.41 % -1.04 % 8.70 % -1.45 % [+]
Coal Coal 74.25 74.75 -0.50 -0.67 % 0.34 % -0.40 % -15.09 % [+]
Cobalt Cobalt 29,500.00 29,750.00 -250.00 -0.84 % 0.00 % -3.28 % 13.03 % [+]
Gold GC1 1,299.70 1,302.13 -2.43 -0.19 % -1.59 % -4.32 % -6.38 % [+]
Copper HG1 6,627.00 6,545.00 82.00 1.25 % -0.49 % 1.94 % -5.97 % [+]
Lead Lead 2,120.50 2,085.50 35.00 1.68 % 1.13 % 3.65 % 6.14 % [+]
Molybden Molybden 28,000.00 27,000.00 1,000.00 3.70 % 9.80 % 27.27 % 16.67 % [+]
Nickel Nickel 17,807.00 17,609.00 198.00 1.12 % 4.57 % 10.20 % 15.98 % [+]
Palladium Palladium 800.00 791.00 9.00 1.14 % 1.27 % 4.92 % 19.23 % [+]
Platinum PL1 1,442.00 1,435.00 7.00 0.49 % -0.89 % -0.83 % 0.42 % [+]
Silver SI1 1,960.00 1,977.00 -17.00 -0.86 % -3.16 % -6.40 % -15.92 % [+]
Steel Steel 405.00 395.00 10.00 2.53 % 0.00 % 0.00 % 107.69 % [+]
Tin Tin 23,528.00 23,452.00 76.00 0.32 % 0.42 % 1.63 % 15.64 % [+]
Zinc Zinc 2,053.25 2,031.00 22.25 1.10 % 1.06 % 4.27 % 11.53 % [+]

Agricultural Actual Previous Change Daily % Weekly % Monthly % Yearly %
Beef Beef 7.77 7.76 0.01 0.13 % -0.26 % -6.61 % 18.81 % [+]
Corn C A 478.50 484.50 -6.00 -1.24 % -0.73 % 3.13 % -28.42 % [+]
Cocoa CC1 3,049.36 3,066.66 -17.30 -0.56 % -0.33 % -1.29 % 30.47 % [+]
Cotton CT1 86.79 85.92 0.87 1.01 % 2.08 % -3.22 % 5.01 % [+]
Coffee KC1 190.69 196.40 -5.71 -2.91 % -4.47 % 2.96 % 46.04 % [+]
Oat Oat 457.50 451.50 6.00 1.33 % 2.23 % -3.33 % 9.19 % [+]
Rice RR1 15.38 15.41 -0.03 -0.19 % -1.60 % -0.13 % -0.97 % [+]
Rubber Rubber 591.00 589.50 1.50 0.25 % -0.51 % -6.34 % -19.21 % [+]
Soybeans S A 1,519.50 1,502.00 17.50 1.17 % 2.53 % 7.50 % 4.94 % [+]
Sugar SB1 17.38 17.44 -0.06 -0.34 % -1.64 % -0.23 % -3.61 % [+]
Wheat W A 611.00 622.00 -11.00 -1.77 % 2.35 % -3.44 % -8.67 % [+]
Wool Wool 1,048.00 1,043.00 5.00 0.48 % 2.85 % -0.57 % 5.75 % [+]


Commodity | Notes
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