Read about the latest developments in the sugar industry,
and hear our expert views and news as it happens.

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    Mar 2019

    Brexit blog 2: Will UK sugar price volatility improve post-Brexit?

    Post-Brexit tariff-free deals with non-EU countries should reduce UK sugar prices and help calm a volatile market. But only if markets function properly. Why is the UK sugar price so volatile? Sugar prices in the UK when buying in sterling fluctuate extensively. For example, over the last 12 months, for some buyers the price of […]

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    Feb 2019

    Brexit blog 1: How will a no deal hard Brexit affect the UK sugar industry?

    Could reverting to WTO rules after a hard Brexit mean lower costs for UK sugar buyers? In theory, yes. But in practice the UK sector’s oligopoly structure means prices could actually increase. Brexit means the EU no longer negotiates trade deals for the UK A no deal Brexit means the UK’s sugar industry reverts to […]

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    Feb 2019

    Tariffs on sugars explained

    Breaking down the complex and often confusing world of EU sugar tariffs. What will they mean post-March 29? What are international trade tariffs? According to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), tariffs are “customs duties on merchandise imports”. Essentially, a tariff or customs duty is a tax on imported products, usually levied at the border or […]

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    Jan 2019

    UK Sugar Beet Harvest 2018/2019

    UK farmers are entering the final weeks of the 2018/19 beet harvest. Weather has again played a major factor in the yields which have declined compared to the 2017/18 crop. The UK processing factories in Cantley and Bury St Edmunds are due to stop slicing mid-February and the Newark plant will stop towards the end […]

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    Nov 2017

    Bumper Sugar Crops To Increase Global Surplus

    Market Position   October has seen sugar prices continue to decline, trading around 14 c/lb, compared to 17 c/lb in May and 20.5 c/lb this time last year. This is a result of a large expected global surplus in 2018, from estimated strong production increases in the EU, India (both having just begun harvesting), Russia […]

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    Oct 2017

    About Ragus – launch of new video

    A concise introduction into Ragus Pure Sugars Our new corporate video has just been launched. Designed to communicate quickly and easily Ragus Pure Sugars, our brand, our ethos and our direction going forward. Produced to enhance the perception and understanding of our business in the sugar marketplace and to our customers, the video will be […]

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