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An Extract From Our Annual Review 2019: Business Model

This year we have published our longest ever annual review, once again focusing on transparent reporting and the building of trust between stakeholders, clients and employees. As such, our business model has been improved this year to reflect not only our core group of clients according to their function and our activities along our supply […]

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Commodities Trading Glossary

The world of commodities trading has a range of technical jargon which, if you’re new to the industry, can be like learning a new language. Here, we’ve provided a guide of the most common terms to help de-mystify these words. Accounts Receivable – a fancier way of saying money owed for a service that has […]

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Buy High, Sell Low

For many people, the phrase ‘buy high, sell low’ may seem surprising. It appears to go against most well-known financial advice when it comes to markets and trading, as well as one’s natural instinct. However, it is extremely important to know that commodity transactions are not always as simple as buying low and selling high. […]

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Glossary of Trading Terms

The world of trading is full of jargon, and in an already complicated industry this can leave those wanting to find out more about the market feeling despondent. In this blog, we will take you through some of the main terms used in trading and explain what they mean. For more information about trading with […]

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Trade Finance and Corporate Finance: What’s The Difference? | Czarnikow

Trade Finance and Corporate Finance – they’re terms you’ve probably heard a lot but if someone asked you to explain the difference, would you be able to? For those of us without a business or finance background or who are new to the commodities or financial sector, it might seem easier to keep quiet. In […]

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Broadening Our Portfolio: The Expansion Into Ingredients | Czarnikow

Our strong relationships are what set us apart from other supply chain service companies, and have formed the basis of the way we operate. Working with clients over a number of years has built a secure platform from which we can support their supply chains at every step of the way from producer to end […]

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2016 Market Report | Czarnikow

In 2017, it looks as though the sugar market will move back into a surplus position, following two years of deficit production. The sugar market has already reacted strongly. Speculators have removed their record long position in the market, which was reached in October 2016. Increased crop planting grows supply The transition to a surplus […]

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2017 Market Report | Czarnikow

2017 was characterised by extremely difficult trading conditions. Many major trading houses were poorly positioned throughout the year, which led to an accumulation of losses.

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Czarnikow Annual Review 2015 Market Report | Czarnikow

The sugar market has been in surplus for four years. This has made trading conditions difficult; prices have been declining and volatility has reduced. But is this set to change?

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The Inconvenient Truth about Sugar Consumption (it’s not what you think) | Czarnikow

The rise in obesity is a problem. And it is being blamed on a rise in the consumption of sugar. However, while global sugar consumption is rising in aggregate, in the developed total world sugar consumption has been surprisingly stable.

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Running Low On Gas: The Competition For Ethanol Feedstocks | Czarnikow

The global ethanol market has grown 400% in the last decade, driven by the United States and Brazil.

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