Soft commodities risk management: navigate sugar markets with StoneX


Our softs division offers price-risk management solutions in sugar through consultants who speak a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Explore our services for sugar clients


Clearing and execution

As a leading global non-bank FCM, our comprehensive suite of futures clearing and execution services deliver broad exchange access and transparency to our clients.

OTC Trading

We offer customized sugar OTC products to match your specific business risk profile, with various benefits over exchange-traded products.

Sugar market insights

Access technical and fundamental analysis for the global sugar markets, price data, breaking news, incisive commentary and more.

Sugar risk management

We assist producers, cooperatives, importers, processors, and wholesale users of dugar in mitigating risk and safeguarding their financial wellbeing from volatility.

Why soft commodities risk management?

All participants in the soft markets face price volatility. Currency movements, government funding, weather changes, health concerns and ethanol demand are among the factors that can significantly impact sugar prices. StoneX helps producers, cooperatives, importers, processors, and wholesale users of sugar manage the risk associated with this volatility and protect their bottom lines from it.

Our services include:

  • Sugar futures and options execution

  • Sugar risk management consulting

  • Market Intelligence

  • Currency and structured pricing products

  • Trade finance

Why choose StoneX?

StoneX is more than a service provider or sugar broker – we are your partner. Our goal is to help offer the right solutions that propel your business forward and outperform the competition.

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Global reach

As a Fortune 100 company, we have over 80 offices around the world across six continents, including locations in Miami, Brazil, Colombia, London & Singapore.


Price-risk management expertise

Experience a full set of tools to manage your price-risk, from exchange-traded sugar futures and options to currency price-risk management and trade financing.

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High-touch service

We go out in the field to talk directly with sugar producers and co-ops, importers, and end users about their businesses.

The StoneX difference

Deep fundamental knowledge

Our risk management consultants are out in the field, talking to growers, co-ops, importers, processors, and wholesalers about the issues their businesses are facing. This gives us a deep understanding of the fundamental issues impacting industry participants and helps us to deliver risk management solutions customized to their unique needs.


Commodity price-risk management expertise

Our consultants are experts in commodity price-risk management. They work with customers to identify and quantify their price-risk. The consultants then help customers select and employ the best tools to manage that risk. This includes exchange-traded futures and options, cash and forward-market contracts, and customized over-the-counter products.**


Additional resources

As a global leader in commodity and financial services, StoneX can offer customers a broad array of solutions to meet their diverse needs, including currency price-risk management and trade finance.


Our clients

Sugar prices can be impacted by a wide range of factors, but StoneX helps mills, refineries, exporters/importers, and food and beverage companies to manage their risk and navigate the sugar market.


Sugar mills & refineries

We work with companies worldwide that produce, refine and process sugar, providing risk management, hedging, and complete marketing services to traders, processors, manufacturers' elevators, and end-users.
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Exporters need to carefully assess and hedge against price risks to safeguard profit margins, while importers need to anticipate and manage potential cost fluctuations. We work with both to utilize tools like futures contracts, options, and forward contracts to help mitigate sugar price volatility and secure stable trading conditions for our clients.

Food & beverage companies

All food and beverage companies face commodity price risk, but each requires unique solutions. We leverage extensive market access and deep sugar market expertise to help food processors, manufacturers, and consumer packaged goods companies overcome those risks.

Work with soft commodities? We can help.

Are you a sugar producer, importer/exporter, trader or end user? We’re ready to assist you.

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How to trade sugar futures?

ICE offers two sugar contracts: one that trades into 112,000 pounds of world sugar #11 (the benchmark for raw sugar worldwide) and the white sugar #5 futures contract that trades into 50 tones (the global benchmark for the pricing of physical white sugar). Both are traded globally on the ICE electronic trading platform. The world sugar #11 contract has four expiration months: March, May, July, and October; while the white sugar #5 futures contract has five expiration months: March, May, August, October, and December. Futures are derivative instruments that can be added to a comprehensive risk management strategy, while also allowing speculators to make leveraged bets on commodity prices. To trade in futures, traders need a high level of sophistication, given the impact of factors such as storage costs and interest rates on pricing.

What are sugar futures?

Sugar futures are standardized, exchange-traded contracts in which the contract buyer agrees to take delivery, from the seller, a specific quantity of sugar at a predetermined price on a future delivery date. Sugar futures are a popular way to trade sugar, as they enable market participants to manage price risk, and consumers and producers trade sugar futures to secure selling or purchase prices. Futures are the most popular way of trading sugar if you want to invest in the physical commodity, offering high liquidity and volatility.

StoneX: We open markets

Our market expertise, advanced platforms, global reach, culture of full transparency and commitment to our clients’ success all set us apart in the financial marketplace.

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    With access to 36+ derivatives exchanges, 180+ foreign exchange markets, nearly every global securities marketplace and numerous bi-lateral liquidity venues, StoneX’s digital network and deep relationships can take clients anywhere they want to go.

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    From our proprietary Market Intelligence platform, to “boots on the ground” expertise from award-winning traders and professionals, we connect our clients directly to actionable insights they can use to make more informed decisions and achieve their goals in the global markets.

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    As a publicly traded company meeting the highest standards of regulatory compliance in the markets we serve; our financials and record of accomplishment are matters of public record. StoneX’s commitment to “doing the right thing over the easy thing” sets us apart in the industry and helps us build respect, client trust and new partnerships.


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