Sugar is an important good that has been used from thousands of years. It is commonly used in sweet dishes, bakery food, juices and cold drinks, to gel some foods like jams and jellies and also used to make ethanol fuel. Due to these different applications sugar is worldwide vital goods in markets.
Sugar is produced in 121 countries and its production is going above more than 120 tons per anum throughout the world. 70% of the sugar is produced from the sugarcane plant and remaining 30% is produced from sugar beet plant throughout the world. Sugar is produced all over the world but ten countries produce sugar in greatest amount that is equal to three quarters of all production of sugar. Brazil and India produce near about half of universal supply. The focus on production of sugar makes sugar mainly volatile goods.
The price of sugar depends on different factors.
- Universally deliver
- Universal requirement
- Administration funding
- Health related issues
- Ethanol requirement
- The U.S dollar
Sugar is an unpredictable product, so one can earn maximum profit or loss by investing in sugar. Sugar futures contract are merchandised on New York Mercantile Exchange having size 112,000 pounds that is universal standard for raw sugar.