World Raw Sugar Prices: The Influence of Brazilian Costs of Production and World Surplus/Deficit Measures

Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook No. (SSSM-297-01) 22 pp, May 2013

by Stephen Haley

Brazil is the world's leading sugar producer and, over the long term, world sugar prices are determined by production costs in Center/South Brazil, as well as the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Brazilian real.

Keywords: World raw sugar prices, production, supply, and distribution (PSD), Organization For Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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