Results 1 to 20 of 35

Thread: Sugar Prices

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    2,002

    Default Sugar Prices

    What are your local prices for sugar?
    57.6 cents a pound here today at the local Save a lot ( beet sugar)
    I think Wal-mart is right around the same if not a bit more (cane sugar).

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Roy, Wa
    Posts
    1,630

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Heres a site I check occasionally you may find interesting:
    http://www.fao.org/worldfoodsituatio...ricesindex/en/

    Gives details on why prices are the way they are and forcasts future shortages, growing problems and demand

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Weeki Wachee, Florida,USA
    Posts
    2,002

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Thanks interesting.


    The FAO Sugar Price Index declined for the fifth consecutive months to 327 points in December, down 4 percent (13 points) from November and 18 percent* (73.5 points) from its July 2011 peak. The recent months’ weakness mostly reflects expectations of a large world production surplus over the new season, on the back of good harvests in India, the EU, Thailand and the Russian Federation.

    I believe these numbers don't take into account the USA tariffs on sugar?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Limestone Co, Alabama
    Posts
    1,674

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Saw a proposal today about a possible new tax on that shoo nasty nasty stuff called sugar. Sugar and everything else sweet, INCLUDING honey has put up with a lot of bad press in the halls of power, since 1840. The idea was that sweets and things you put sweets into like coffee, tea, cakes, cookies, Bar-B-Q sauces, mush, even white bread, caused you to think about sex. One quack (whose brother built an empire out of little flakes of corn) stated in one of the many medical book he authored, that sugar, spices, tight clothing, coffee, etc. caused you to be shy and retiring, bold and forward, develop acne, need glasses or think about sex. You win some, you lose some, but some people are just way to nutty to make a good fruit cake, no matter how much sugar you use.

    Sugar has recently advanced on the retail market from 20 or 25 per pound to about 60 per pound. The current price at Aldis is $2.49 for a 5# sack or 49.8 per pound + tax.
    Sugar on the international commodities market has gone up by as much as 300% since 2008. It is interesting that there is also an import commodity price for American as well as an import commodity price for European sugar.

    Here is your CIA dollars at work. http://www.indexmundi.com/

    http://www.indexmundi.com/commoditie...gar&months=360

    http://www.indexmundi.com/commoditie...rice&months=60

    http://www.indexmundi.com/commoditie...rice&months=60

    Also note that the US and the European import commodity prices are going in different directions.
    Scrapfe---Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.--Otto von Bismarck.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Posts
    169

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Government is getting desperate for $ so it looks like it wants to cash in on the obesity epidemic.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Brasher Falls, NY, USA
    Posts
    27,200

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    $.35 to $.40 per pound in bulk in PA.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Utica, NY
    Posts
    9,546

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapfe View Post
    think about sex.
    Is that why bears are dangerous when they knock over a hive? I always thought they wanted to eat you.
    Brian Cardinal
    Zone 5a, Practicing non-intervention beekeeping

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Woodstock, CT
    Posts
    39

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Mark,

    Where in PA are you getting bulk pricing? How much at a time?

    Thanks

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Limestone Co, Alabama
    Posts
    1,674

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Quote Originally Posted by Acebird View Post
    Is that why bears are dangerous...
    How do you think Smokey the Bear earned his moniker? Its all those cigarettes he smokes late at night.
    Scrapfe---Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.--Otto von Bismarck.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Skiff, Alberta, CA
    Posts
    424

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    Retail 16$ for 25 pounds.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    brownwood, TX, USA
    Posts
    829

    Default Re: Sugar Prices

    I have often bought pallets of sugar for use in the oil and gas industry. Sugar greatly retards the curing time of cement. That's its use to us. I always go to an independent grocery store and ask the manager for a volume discount. At times, sugar prices have been surprisingly cheap.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads