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INGREDIENTMARKETTRENDS In The Spotlight At A Glance 2003 2005 2007 138,000 2011 105,000* 137,000 166,000 2009 130,000 83,000 129,000 198,000 in tons 49,000 T from its May forecast and up 35% from 201112. While the increase wasn’t necessarily a surprise because the trade had considered the U.S.D.A.’s May forecast much too low, the fact that the U.S.D.A. expects most of the additional sugar to come to the United States was a bit unexpected considering Mexico has indicated it wants to ship more sugar to the world market. Sweeteners may move duty free between Mexico and the United States under the North American Free Trade Agreement. The U.S.D.A. raised its forecast of U.S. imports of Mexican sugar by 7% for 2012-13 and by 21% for 2013-14, both from the May forecast. One key factor mitigating the increase in sugar imports from Mexico and its contribution to record U.S. sugar stocks is that most in the trade expect stocks will never reach the projected levels for this year or next. Domestic raw sugar prices already are around government loan forfeiture levels for the first time in more than a decade. More importantly, the large numbers make it even more likely the U.S.D.A. will take action to remove some surplus sugar from the market this summer, with some in the trade anticipating an announcement on or before July 1. FBN 97,000 he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s June 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was viewed as bearish, sending corn, soybean and wheat futures prices mostly lower due to larger-than-expected 2014 carryover projections. But the report painted an especially bearish picture for sugar, projecting larger a carryover of 2.23 million tons, raw value, on Oct. 1, 2013, and a recordlarge carryover of 2.68 million tons next year. Unlike corn, soybeans or wheat, though, the data had little if any impact on sugar prices, due in part to the nature of the government sugar program, and because of the fact cash sugar prices already were trading at five-year lows. Still, the high numbers may have made some traders less certain that cash sugar prices had bottomed. The primary factor pushing U.S. sugar stocks upward were projected imports of sugar from Mexico, which, like the United States and the rest of the world, currently is in the midst of a sugar surplus. The U.S.D.A. raised its estimate of Mexican sugar production for the current year to 6.84 million tonnes, actual weight, up 10% California prune production 181,000 Imports from Mexico send U.S. sugar stocks to record highs 2013 *projected Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Beef cutout value, 600-900 lbs per cwt $220 $205 $190 $175 Jan. 2013 March May Ingredient Indexes Ch Pi Cheese Pizza Commodity Trends Frozen Apple Pie F Canola oil versus soybean oil bulk, cents per lb 62 57 52 47 42 Canola oil Soybean oil July Aug. 2012 OODB June 61 18,F2013USINESSNEWS ® Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. March 2013 April May June April FOODBUSINESS NEWS 23, 2013 61 ®

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Food Business News - June 18, 2013
Diamond Foods challenged by walnut supply and Emerald relaunch
Market Insight: Mid-year commodity outlook
Fruitful ice cream options
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Editorial - Proposed SNAP cuts will be felt throughout the food sector
Flavored milk to grow at double the rate of white milk
Smucker exits bulk coffee, remains bullish on K-Cups
C.e.o. in unsolicited takeover bid for Dole
Heinz acquisition completed, new c.e.o. takes over
Mondelez to offer coffee pods compatible with rival’s system
Tyson Foods expands prepared foods portfolio with acquisition
Nielsen honors Breakthrough Innovation winners
Taco Bell taking charge of breakfast
Expanded breakfast helps lift McDonald’s May sales
McCormick & Company sees growth ahead from innovation and acquisitions
Wal-Mart doubles-down on fresh produce promise
Morningstar buy may be just the beginning for Saputo
Target delves deeper into organics
PepsiCo hires chief marketing officer
Wenner sees winner in Pirate Brands acquisition
Single-serve coffee' harbinger of things to come at TreeHouse'
Washington - Senate passes farm bill, stage set for debate over SNAP cuts
Sports Nutrition - Improved performance
Ingredient Innovations - Diverse Dynamos for Digestion
I.F.T. to convene in Chicago
New Food Products
Ingredient Market Trends - Imports from Mexico send U.S. sugar stocks to record highs
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News
Ad Index
Food Business in the News

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