42,000 Tons of Sugar Sold to EU

Nicaragua, Honduras and Guatemala managed to place the product in Europe at $480 per metric ton, $120 above the price on the international market.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The auction was held under the framework of the Association Agreement between Central America and Europe. Although it was possible to place the sugar at a good price, producers had wanted to sell it for $500 per ton, said Mario Amador, general manager of the National Committee of Sugar Producers (CNPA).

"$480 per ton is a good price, we would have liked to get more, but it wasn't possible. That's what the market offered and that is what you have to take. At an auction the product is offered to the highest bidder and that was what we got, " he added.

The product was placed in a single batch for purchase during the auction in which seven EU buying houses participated. In total, 9000 tons of sugar were sold from Nicaragua, 8000 from Honduras and 25,000 from Guatemala.

"The price per quintal of sugar was sold at $22, which equates to $6 above the price on the global market today, which is $16 ..." said Amador, who added that the product will be shipped to Europe in the next 15 days.

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