Rosa Li

Rosa graduated from Jinan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Rosa joined Czarnikow in 2014 and has been an analyst for 7 years in our Guangzhou office managing the data capture, analysis and visualisation within the Chinese sugar markets utilising her skills in SQL, Python and VBA while also providing content for our platform Czapp. Rosa is also responsible for the localization of Czapp in China – Czapp WeChat, she also assists with the commercial marketing in China and works towards strategy with the trading team.

Chinese 2023 Raw Sugar Demand To Fall Again

  • We think Chinese raw sugar demand might be only 4m tonnes in 2023.
  • This would be the third successive year of decline.
  • A strong USD and weak domestic consumption are both hurting import margins.

Rosa Li

1 year ago

3 min read

Chinese Sugar Consumption Lowest in 9 Years?

  • Chinese sugar consumption in 2022 might have been the lowest in 9 years.
  • 2023’s outlook isn’t much better: zero-covid and a weaker economy are hitting consumption.
  • This could lead to reduced raw sugar import demand in 2023 too.

Rosa Li

1 year ago

3 min read

China’s Raw Sugar Demand Hit By Premix Imports?

  • China’s premix imports could hit 400k tonnes in 2022.
  • This flow might be depressing raw sugar import margins.
  • New customs codes for pre-mixes may not act as a deterrent.

Rosa Li

2 years ago

2 min read

China’s Latest Efforts to Boost Sugar Supply Security

  • China is including sugarcane in subsidized agricultural insurance cover to protect farmer incomes. 
  • China could produce 10.35m tonnes of sugar in the 2022-23 season
  • This means it would still need to import over 5m tonnes of sugar.  

Rosa Li

2 years ago

3 min read

What Is Fuelling Chinese Demand For Liquid Sugar?

  • Chinese demand for imported liquid sugar has rebounded over the last year after plunging in Q1 2021. 
  • Regulation may be eased due to a lower-than-expected 2021/22 sugar crop and high sugar prices. 
  • Surging costs of ingredients and logistics may encourage consumers to seek cheaper substitutes.  

Rosa Li

2 years ago

4 min read

China’s Agricultural Output to Drop on Substandard Fertiliser Use?

  • Record high fertiliser prices have tempted farmers to use cheaper, substandard fertilisers. 
  • The use of ineffective fertilisers could cut cereals production in 2022. 
  • The Chinese government took various measures to ensure normal spring planting.  

Rosa Li

2 years ago

3 min read