Sugar No. 11 Futures

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Agrimoney.com  Jun 30  Comment 
The bank cuts forecast for prices of cocoa and arabica, but to levels above the futures curve. The outlook on sugar futures is more neutral
Agrimoney.com  Jun 26  Comment 
The bank cuts forecasts for arabica coffee and sugar prices, but to levels above the futures curve, while proving less upbeat on grain values
Agrimoney.com  Jun 5  Comment 
Grains struggle for gains, as improved Midwest weather eases jitters over the weight of fund shorts. Weather is more helpful for coffee, sugar futures
Agrimoney.com  Jun 2  Comment 
Sugar futures tumble 4%, hit by upbeat ideas for India's monsoon. The ISO forecasts output surpluses ahead, but flags tight stocks for now
Agrimoney.com  Jun 2  Comment 
... even as sugar futures set a 15-month low. Biosev, the world's second-ranked sugar group, blames low prices on "short term" factors
Agrimoney.com  Jun 1  Comment 
Grain futures lose early gains, hit by improved Corn Belt weather forecasts. Sugar slumps on Indian monsoon hopes. Wheat fares a little better
Agrimoney.com  Jun 1  Comment 
Sugar futures tumble 4%, hit by upbeat ideas for India's monsoon. The ISO forecasts output surpluses ahead, but flags tight stocks for now
Agrimoney.com  May 8  Comment 
Sugar prices rise for the first time in a week, amid a debate about whether so-called "ethanol parity" could provide a floor to prices
Reuters  Apr 19  Comment 
Indian sugar futures fell on Wednesday after the cabinet extended by six months a limit on the quantity of sugar that mills can hold, in a move to contain high local prices.
Benzinga  Mar 15  Comment 
May New York Sugar is trading at 18.24, up 0.08 cents/lb. July New York Sugar is trading at 18.18, up 0.09 cents/lb. New York Sugar futures are trading just under the session highs. Market chatter about Brazil's weather and sugar...




 
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Sugar No. 11 futures are traded on the New York Board of Trade under ticker symbol SB in cents and hundredths of a cent per pound.[1]

The Chart at left shows the front-month Sugar No. 11 prices on the New York Board of Trade in cents and hundredths of a cent per pound.

The "Number 11" in the contract refers the way shipping costs are handled between the buyer and the seller of the contract. Sugar #11 is sold "Free on Board (FOB)", which means the seller pays to ship the sugar to a port, and is responsible for loading costs. The buyer, however, is responsible for unloading costs.

Sugar #11 can be sugar originating from any one of 28 countries and the United States: Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Fiji Islands, French Antilles, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique,Nicaragua, Peru, Republic of the Philippines, South Africa, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad, United States, and Zimbabwe.

Delivery is to any port in the nation of origin.

Another sugar future contract, Sugar #14, differs primarily from Sugar #11 in the shipping terms for the contract. Sugar #14 Calls for delivery of cane sugar in bulk at named Atlantic and Gulf ports, Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) duty paid.

Delivery Dates

Sugar No. 11 futures are delivered every year in January, March, May, July, and October.[1]

The following is a table with Sugar No. 11 futures delivery dates and resultant tickers for 2009. For an explanation on commodity tickers see commodity ticker construction.

Delivery Month Full Ticker Symbol Thomson-Reuters Symbol
January, 2009SBF9SB/F9-NS
March, 2009SBH9SB/H9-NS
May, 2009SBK9SB/K9-NS
July, 2009SBN9SB/N9-NS
October, 2009SBV9SB/V9-NS


Contract Specifications

Contract Size

One Sugar No. 11 futures contract on the New York Board of Trade is 112,000 pounds.[1]

Tick Value

1/100 cent/lb.,.[1]

Daily Price Limit

None.[1]

Trading Hours

3:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. EST

Last Trading Day

Last business day of the month preceding the delivery month (except January, which is the second business day before the 24th calendar day of the prior month).[1]

Deliverable Grades

Raw centrifugal cane sugar based on 96 degrees average polarization.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 The New York Board of Trade's contract specification for Sugar No. 11 futures
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