Sugar Trading Manual

Sugar Trading Manual

1st Edition - May 26, 2000

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  • Editors: Jonathan Kingsman, Corina Gafner
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855739505

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Since its launch, Sugar Trading Manual (STM) has established itself as the definitive information source for the sugar market worldwide. It is compiled from contributions by some of the most senior and widely respected figures in the international sugar trade. This edition takes into account changes in all aspects of the business including production, markets, pricing, contracts, administration and management, and the influence of the major trading blocs. STM is an invaluable training resource for all new entrants to the industry as well as providing everyone already involved in the global sugar business with vital information on its day-to-day workings.

Key Features

  • The only comprehensive, updateable reference source to the structure and conduct of the global sugar business
  • Written by well-respected industry insiders
  • Covers the entire spectrum of trading instruments and markets


All new entrants to the industry as well as providing everyone already involved in the global sugar business

Table of Contents

  • Part 1 The history of sugar: Early history; Sugar in the twentieth century. Part 2 The global picture: The current world picture; Costs of production; Alternative sweeteners; World fuel ethanol – analysis and outlook. Part 3 Physicals: Sugar pricing; Freight; Statistical analysis; The Sugar Association of London (SAL) and The Refined Sugar Association (RSA); Supervision; Sugar quality. Part 4 Futures: Futures and options; The exchanges; The investment funds and technical analysis. Part 5 Administration and management: Payment and documents; Accounting; Finance and risk management. Part 6 Regional markets: The European Union; The United States; Sugar markets of the Former Soviet Union (FSU) countries. Part 7 Appendices.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 754
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2000
  • Published: May 26, 2000
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781855739505

About the Editors

Jonathan Kingsman

Jonathan Kingsman started his sugar career as a trader with Cargill Inc. in England and the USA before moving on to the futures side of the business with ContiCommodity Services and Paine Webber. He started Kingsman S.A. in 1990 as an independent physical brokerage company operating mainly in the inter-trade market. Kingsman SA also publishes a daily market report with prices and analysis which has become the benchmark for the physical sugar trade and it is now used to set prices across the globe.

Corina Gafner

Corina Gafner is a sugar broker at Kingsman SA. She joined Kingsman in 2007. After spending a year on the biofuels desk, she moved over to work on sugar in January 2008.

Affiliations and Expertise

Kingsman SA, Switzerland

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