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Sugar: Will the producer’s plan work out?

November 24, 2016 at 2:51 PM , Der AUDITOR
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WARSAW. The sugar cartels in Germany may be standing trial for illegal price fixing in Germany at the moment, but compassion for them is misplaced. On the contrary.

Sales prices for granulated sugar have been climbing steadily since the summer months. Still, how will that continue?

Dramatic price surges in Poland
The new harvest in Poland will continue until the end of November 2016. The current market price of domestic producers, among them Polski Cuiker, Pfeifer & Langen Polska, Nordzucker and Südzucker Polska, is at 670-690 EUR/mt EXW Poland, on the average. By contrast, granulated sugar, EG-Kat. II, medium fine, was traded intermittently in July at a price level of

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