India to Buy Sugar from Guatemala and Brazil

India may import as much as 1.2 million metric tons from Brazil and Guatemala due to a shortfall in output and rising domestic prices.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The article in said that "Purchases by the South Asian nation may help support a rally that’s made sugar the best performing agricultural commodity this year. Prices of raw sugar have gained 12 percent since January in New York amid forecasts of India importing the sweetener for the first time in three years."

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