Julian brings ideas, expertise and market insights to his clients
Julian monitors EU and UK sugar trade news which you will find available on this website or, if you wish, via an RSS feed.
Official data relating to sugar trade flows, sugar production, sugar import quotas and the like are regularly updated and visualized using Microsoft Power BI ™.
Sugar trade benchmarks are established from official or independent sources of trade data.
Data from official sources are analysed alongside production and domestic disappearance (consumption) estimates from reliable sources, to construct sugar balance sheets, presentations, trade flow estimates, and sugar market studies to drive smarter business decisions.
Sources of trade statistics contain both quantity and revenue data, enabling one to establish FOB and CIF prices for various grades of sugar. These data can contain many outliers, but once suitably processed using suitable statistical methods, they can then give comprehensive, reliable, transparent and independent benchmarks for sugar pricing in domestic markets.
As a representative of ACP/LDC sugar producing countries, I gave a presentation to the European Commission's Sugar Market Observatory on developments in countries that have preferential access to the EU market. The EU forms an important destination for sugar produced in ACP and LDC countries, and they are investing in quality and sustainability improvements to develop their sugar sectors. Download my presentation here.
A Paucity of Bearish News in the International Sugar Markets
Sugar stakeholders gathered together this year in person at conferences in Dubai (February 2023), Geneva (April) and in New York (May). The mood at all three gatherings was unremittingly bullish – whilst the bears … where are the bears? … are they still hibernating?See my article for Südzucker's "Sugar & Beyond" here.
On 25 November 2020, I had the honour to present to the 29th Seminar of the International Sugar Organization on the subject of "Coronavirus and Climate Change - Impact on trade flows and logistics". My presentation was also featured on Chinimandi on 11/12/2020.
My presentation to Kingsman Platts conference in Geneva, April 2019. A transcript of the text of my speech is also available by clicking here.
Yahoo Finance, August 27, 2019.
Independent sugar consultant Julian Price joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi to discuss sugar prices.
I am an international sugar trade analyst with more than thirty years of experience in sugar trading and broking gained at ED&F Man between 1987 and 2018 in a variety of roles.
My work has permitted me to travel widely and to learn first hand about the sugar industries in European, African, Caribbean, Asian and Pacific countries and to liaise with people at every level throughout the value chain, from ships’ crew, farmers, warehouse managers and clerical staff, to chief executives, high ranking officials and government ministers.
I was elected for eight years as President of the European Sugar Traders’ Association “ASSUC”, comprising sixty sugar trading companies in Europe.
Today, I participate in a number of committees representing sugar interests to governments and civil society and I research and write about the latest data and developments in the EU and UK sugar markets for my clients, for presentation in conferences and for publication in websites, newspapers and magazines.
Apr 2018 – present
ACP London Sugar Group
London Representative (Eswatini Sugar Association)
Jul 1995 – present
ASSUC, the European Association of Sugar Traders
May 2010 – May 2018
ED&F Man Sugar Ltd
Oct 1987 – Mar 2018
University of Strathclyde
PG Diploma Marketing
University of Aberdeen
1980 – 1985