Independent Sugar
Trade Analyst

Julian brings ideas, expertise and market insights to his clients

News and views


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.

Trade flows

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.

Presentations and quotations

World sugar market price signals may promote better decision-making.
Should stakeholders in the European sugar markets pay much attention to world market prices? My article for Südzucker's newletter "Sugar & Beyond".

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.

My presentation to the workshop 'Medium-term Outlook for the EU Agricultural Commodity markets' on 22-23 October 2018 in Brussels: here.

Yahoo Finance, August 27, 2019.
Independent sugar consultant Julian Price joins Yahoo Finance’s Brian Sozzi to discuss sugar prices.

About me

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. Ltd
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
Sugar trader
Oct 1987 – Mar 2018

University of Strathclyde
PG Diploma Marketing

University of Aberdeen

BSc Agriculture
1980 – 1985 Ltd

Cambridgeshire, SG8 5NL,
United Kingdom.

Registered in England and Wales; Company Number 11233087.
European Transparency Register identification number: 066549432608-52.

Email: julian (at)