Global Sugar Market to Stay Sour; Global Subsidies Rise

World sugar prices are depressed and are likely to remain in the doldrums over the coming year as surpluses overhang the market. That’s according to a Dec. 24 report issued by Rabobank, one of the largest banks in the world and key lender to the U.S. food industry.

Rabobank pointed to the growing cycle of sugar cane, which is a semi-perennial crop that prevents producers from quickly downshifting production, as a factor in the continued oversupply.