ICE Sugar #11 futures contracts are the benchmark for the world
raw sugar market. Sugar is produced from sugarcane and sugar beets. Sugarcane accounts for about 70% of world sugar production.
The most commonly used form of sugar is a white crystalline solid, sucrose. Sugar is used to alter the flavor of
beverages and food. Sugar sucrose is extracted from sugar cane, sugar beets, or sugar palm by a refining process. Sugar is
increasingly becoming the global feedstock of choice for the production of ethanol.
Before you start investing in the sugar commodities market you should do your own research.
This section on the sugar market contains a wealth
of information. You can read about the history of the sugar market, the fundamentals that make it move, and
the futures and options specifications. You can also view quotes, charts, current margins requirements, and news that is affecting
the sugar market. However, if you are new to the commodities markets you should consult with a licensed broker before
starting to trade.
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