ChiniMandi, Mumbai: 24th January 2022
Indian Market Updates
◾ Latest Update on Sugar Season 2021-22 by ISMA
According to the latest update by Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) 504 sugar mills were in operation in the country as on 15th January 2022 and have produced 151.41 lac tons of. This is 8.63 lac tons higher as compared to last season’s production for the corresponding period.
Statewise Sugar Production
Domestic Trade Market
The market witnessed moderate demand.
State wise prices today:
International Market Updates
◾StoneX estimates world sugar balance deficit at 1.9 mmt
The global sugar production sugar balance deficit was revised, going from 1.8 million tonnes to 1.9 million tonnes, hence the deficit is reducing YoY from 3.0 mmt to 1.9 mmt. At the end of the 2021/22 cycle (OctSept), StoneX expects inventories to reach 72.4 million tonnes taking the stocks/use tattoo to 38.4%. In the coming months Indian exports seem to be viable with export parity at US 19.60/lb and sugar production more attractive than ethanol in the Brazilian market.
Bullish Factors 🔼
◾Deficit in the global sugar balance
◾Recovery of consumption in important importing players
◾Longer inter-crop period in Center-South Brazil
Bearish Factors 🔽
◾Positive Outlook for sugar production in Asian players
◾Possible higher risk aversion due to Covid-19 cases
◾Tendency for the Dollar to appreciate against other currencies and the Brazilian Real to weaken.
International Trade Market
On Friday the sugar futures contracts closed higher on international exchanges. London white sugar #5 (SWH22) closed down $1.90 at $5075.40/ton whereas US sugar #11 (SBH22) closed down 0.03 points at 18.90 c/lb
At the time of writing this update, London White Sugar front month contract is trading at $501/ton, whereas the New York Sugar front month contract is trading at 18.76/lb.
Currency, Commodity & Indian Indices:
The rupee traded against the US dollar at 74.612, whereas USD was trading with BRL at 5.4759, Crude futures traded at Rs.6347, Crude WTI traded at $84.94 barrel. Sensex closed 1545.67 points lower at 57,491.51 whereas Nifty ended 468.05 points lower at 17,149.10.