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Adrian Torrebiarte


Adrian joined the analysis team in 2022, right after graduating from Babson College in Boston, MA, with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He has experience interning at a cement factory and micro-finance bank in Guatemala. Adrian is currently responsible for writing content for the Americas (excluding Brazil) and creating data tools and services for PET, Starches, and other commodities.

  • May 10, 2024

How Much Sugar will Guatemala Produce this Harvest?

Insight Focus Rains delayed cane harvesting. This has resulted in a 5%...

  • April 9, 2024

Texas Cane Mill Closure Could Lead to Sugar TRQ Increase

Insight Focus The last operating sugar mill in Texas is closing. The R...

  • March 22, 2024

How Much High Duty Sugar Will Enter the US in 2024?

Insight Focus We predict the United States will import 750,000 tonnes ...

  • March 20, 2024

US Announces Raw Sugar TRQ Increase for 2024

Insight Focus The US announced a TRQ increase of around 125,000 tonnes...

  • February 2, 2024

Ask the Analyst: How is the Guatemalan Crop Doing?

Insight Focus Guatemala should produce approximately 2.47 million tonn...

Food and Ingredients
  • January 24, 2024

Aging Palm Oil Trees in Asia Could Cause Supply Deficit

Insight Focus Malaysia and Indonesia produce 85% of the world’s ...

  • December 19, 2023

November Rain Delays Cane Harvest in Guatemala

Insight Focus We project Guatemala will produce 2.76 million tonnes of...

  • December 8, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Will the Mexican Sugar Crop Rebound?

Insight Focus We project Mexico will only produce 5 million tonnes of ...

  • November 30, 2023

US Announces Third Raw Sugar TRQ Re-Allocation of 2023

Insight Focus  The US announces a third TRQ re-allocation of arou...

  • October 30, 2023

High No.16 Prices can Increase World Sugar Shortage

Insight Focus High Duty Sugar entering the United States has doubled i...

  • October 6, 2023

Ask The Analyst: Why Has Mexico Imported So Much Sugar This Year?

Insight Focus Mexican sugar production impacted by lack of rainfall fo...

  • September 25, 2023

Drought in Louisiana and Mexico Causes US Sugar Shortage

Insight Focus US anticipates 152k tonnes shortage of TRQ sugar. Brazil...

  • September 18, 2023

Guatemala 10% Ethanol Blend Postponed to 2025

Regístrate ahora!  Insight Focus Guatemala will adopt a 10% etha...

Grains Sugar
  • September 11, 2023

Potential Trade Sanctions on Mexican Sugar by the US

Insight Focus Mexico’s President ban on GM corn to be contested inte...

  • August 4, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Will El Niño Affect American Sugar Production?

Insight Focus The American Climate Prediction Center has confirmed an ...

Grains Sugar
  • July 27, 2023

El Niño’s Effect in North America

Insight Focus The American Climate Prediction Center has confirmed an ...

  • July 13, 2023

Mexico Poor Harvest Triggers Second TRQ Reallocation of the year

Insight Focus The United States has announced a second TRQ allocation ...

Grains Sugar
  • June 30, 2023

El Niño’s Effect in Central & South America

Insight Focus The American Climate Prediction Center has confirmed an ...

  • June 23, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Is Solar Taking Acreage Away from Cane?

Insight Focus Louisiana is the largest American cane sugar-producing s...

  • May 11, 2023

Guatemala Emerging as a Key Player in the Palm Oil Industry

Insight Focus Guatemala has nearly doubled its palm oil production and...

  • April 21, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Will Latin American Sugar Container Freight Rates Decrease?

Insight Focus Latin American freight rates to the US have increased by...

  • April 11, 2023

La Niña Causes Argentine Sugar Prices to Rise

Insight Focus Argentina has been hit by heatwaves during the summer. A...

  • March 31, 2023

Guatemala Could be Awarded More Sugar Under TRQ Program

Insight Focus Guatemala sugar production is in line with last year’s...

  • March 14, 2023

Mexico’s Cane Crop Problems Amplify

Insight Focus Mexican cane yields have been hit by poor weather. We lo...

  • February 24, 2023

Two Consecutive La Niña Seasons Surge Colombian Sugar Prices

Insight Focus A second straight year of the la Niña Phenomenon has ca...

Food and Ingredients Grains
  • February 9, 2023

Mexican Ban on GM Corn Could Halt Sugar Flows to the U.S.

Insight Focus Mexico’s President announced a ban on GM corn from 202...

  • January 20, 2023

Mexico’s Cane Crop Hits Problems

Insight Focus Mexican cane yields have been hit by poor weather. We fo...

  • January 5, 2023

Argentine Drought Slashes Soybean Production

Insight Focus Drought in Argentina to decrease soybean production. Ani...

  • December 14, 2022

Mill Visit in the Guatemala Southern Coastal Sugar Cane Region

Insight Focus  We have visited the San Diego Trinidad mill in Guatema...

  • December 12, 2022

How Will USA Ensure It Has Enough Sugar in 2023?

Insight Focus The USA depends on sugar imports to ensure supply each y...

  • November 28, 2022

Guatemala to Blend 10% Ethanol into Gasoline

Insight Focus Guatemala will adopt a 10% ethanol blend. Guatemala is a...

  • November 18, 2022

Ask the Analyst: How Have Recent Recessions Affected Argentine Sugar Consumption?

Insight Focus Argentina from world power to receiving bailouts. Argent...

Grains Sugar
  • November 11, 2022

Mississippi River Transport: Low Water, High Barges

Insight Focus Low rainfall in three states along the Mississippi River...

  • November 7, 2022

Hurricane Lisa Shouldn’t Affect Guatemala Cane Crop

Insight Focus Hurricane Lisa hits northern part of Guatemala. Guatemal...

  • October 25, 2022

Caribbean Sugar Crop: Yesterday and Today

Insight Focus The Caribbean used to be a major sugar producing region....

  • October 5, 2022

Hurricane Fiona Damages Banana and Cacao production in Dominican Republic

Insight Focus 10% of the Dominican banana crop could be damaged. 4,000...

Grains Sugar
  • September 22, 2022

Brazilian Flour Millers Threaten Boycott over Argentine GM Wheat

Insight Focus Argentina produces the world’s first GM (Genetically M...

  • September 6, 2022

Poor US Beet Outlook Leads to Higher Mexican Sugar Exports

Insight Focus This year’s US beet harvest will be lower than hoped. ...

  • August 23, 2022

How Will Colombia’s Health Tax Fare in Cutting Sugar Consumption?

Insight Focus Colombia announces new health tax on beverages containin...

  • August 15, 2022

Could Mexican Drought Change Flow of Beer to US?

Insight Focus Drought, government water restriction sparking rethink b...

Grains Sugar
  • August 3, 2022

Guatemalan Palm Oil but Not Sugar Likely Hit by Heavy June Rain

Insight Focus Guatemala experienced heavy rain in June, but this shoul...

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