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Rosa Li

Senior Analyst

Rosa graduated from Jinan University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. Rosa joined CZ 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 CZ App. Rosa is also responsible for the localization of CZ App in China – CZ App WeChat, she also assists with the commercial marketing in China and works towards strategy with the trading team.

  • July 2, 2024

Chinese Liquid Sugar and Premix Imports Hit Record High

Insight Focus Imports of liquid sugar and premix powder hit a new high...

  • June 21, 2024

How Much Sugar Will China Import in 2024/25?

Insight Focus China is the world’s largest sugar importer. How it bu...

  • June 5, 2024

Chinese White Sugar Demand Could Decline In 2024

Insight Focus China’s direct imports of white sugar may decline ...

  • May 24, 2024

Should China Worry About Sugar Supply?

Insight Focus Chinese sugar production should increase in 2024/25. Per...

Food and Ingredients Sugar
  • April 26, 2024

Chinese Customs Limits Sugar Processing in Bonded Areas

Insight into focus China imported 220,000 tonnes of liquid sugar and 1...

  • March 28, 2024

China’s White Sugar, Liquid and Premix Demand to Hit New Record?

Insight into focus China has imported 370k tonnes of liquid sugar and ...

Food and Ingredients
  • March 11, 2024

Chinese Liquid Sugar and Premix Powder, Imports Continue in 2024

Insight Focus In 2023, China imported 1.21 million tonnes of liquid su...

  • February 23, 2024

Ask The Analyst: How’s China’s Sugar Production Going?

Insight Focus 70% of expected Chinese sugar production for this season...

  • February 5, 2024

China’s Cassava Chip Imports to Decline

Insight Focus China imported 21% less cassava in 2023 than it did in 2...

  • January 5, 2024

Ask The Analyst: What Will Happen To Chinese Liquid Sugar Imports in 2024?

Insight Focus China’s sugar industry continues to seek better re...

  • November 28, 2023

Chinese Liquid Sugar and Premix Powder Import Margins Collapse

Insight Focus Imports of liquid sugar and premix powder remained high ...

  • November 10, 2023

Ask The Analyst: What Happened At the China Sugar Conference 23/24?

Insight Focus Sentiment about Chinese sugar prices is mixed. Sugar pro...

  • November 7, 2023

China Raises Cane Price to Boost 2024/25 Plantings

Insight Focus Sugar cane prices have risen in 2023/24 and the secondar...

  • November 2, 2023

Chinese Liquid Sugar and Premix Powder Imports to Continue in 2023/24

Insight Focus China doesn’t make enough sugar to meet local cons...

  • September 28, 2023

China Auctions First Sugar Stocks in 6 Years

Insight Focus China has held its first public sugar auction in six yea...

  • September 28, 2023

Record Liquid Sugar and Premix Powder Flows to China in 2022/23

Insight Focus Liquid sugar and premix imports for 2022/23 reached 1.2m...

  • September 15, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Is China Destocking Its Sugar Reserves?

Insight Focus China Reserve Exchange’s announcement sparked speculat...

  • August 24, 2023

Chinese Imports Liquid Sugar/Premix Imports To Hit Record in 2022/23

Insight Focus New customs rules have triggered concerns about premix p...

Grains Sugar
  • August 11, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Will El Nino Affect China Sugar and Grains?

Insight Focus El Nino may bring flooding in the south and drought in t...

  • July 26, 2023

Could China Limit Liquid Sugar & Premix Imports?

Insight Focus China imported a record amount of liquid sugar and premi...

  • July 3, 2023

Has China Acted Amid Raw Sugar Futures Correction?

Insight Focus China’s sugar arrivals in first half 2023 are low....

  • June 27, 2023

2023 Chinese Sugar Consumption Points to A Bleak Outlook

Insight Focus The economic recovery is less than expected, and people ...

  • June 1, 2023

Why Isn’t China’s Sugar Output Growing Faster?

Insight Focus China could produce 9.6m tonnes of sugar in 2023/24. Thi...

  • May 23, 2023

Chinese Liquid Sugar and Premix Imports Reach New High

Insight Focus China liquid sugar and premix imports rise 42% YOY in Ja...

  • March 31, 2023

Poor Chinese Cane Crop Leads To Largest Sugar Deficit in 7 Years

Insight Focus China could produce 9m tonnes of sugar in 22/23, lowest ...

  • March 23, 2023

China’s High Sugar Prices Drive Consumers to Switch Products

Insight Focus China’s sugar consumption is recovering after it l...

  • March 10, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Is Chinese Sugar Smuggling Rising After COVID?

Insight Focus Smuggling resumed after China lifted COVID restrictions....

  • March 3, 2023

China’s Sugar Refineries Are Expanding Despite Overcapacity

Insight Focus China imported 4.64m tonnes of raws in 2022, accounting ...

  • February 3, 2023

Ask the Analyst: What Types of Sugar Does China Import?

Insight Focus China is one of the largest sugar importers in the world...

  • January 18, 2023

When Will China’s Refiners Buy Raw Sugar in 2023?

Insight Focus We think China will buy 4.5m tonnes of raw sugar in 2023...

  • January 4, 2023

Chinese Sugar Producers Struggle to Remain Profitable

Insight Focus We think China will make 9.6-10m tonnes sugar this seaso...

  • December 2, 2022

Ask the Analyst: How is COVID Affecting China’s Sugar Consumption?

Insight Focus Chinese sugar consumption growth is still depressed. Man...

  • November 14, 2022

Chinese 2023 Raw Sugar Demand To Fall Again

Opinions Focus We think Chinese raw sugar demand might be only 4m tonn...

  • November 2, 2022

Chinese Sugar Consumption Lowest in 9 Years?

Opinions Focus Chinese sugar consumption in 2022 might have been the l...

  • October 28, 2022

Ask the Analyst: Why Would Chinese Sugar Refineries Import at A Loss?

Insight Focus Chinese refineries have been buying raw sugar even with ...

  • September 22, 2022

How Does Indian Rice Ban Affect Chinese Rice and Ethanol Market?

Opinions Focus India has banned broken rice exports to ensure domestic...

  • September 1, 2022

China’s Raw Sugar Demand Hit By Premix Imports?

Insight Focus China’s premix imports could hit 400k tonnes in 2022. ...

  • August 5, 2022

Ask the Analyst: Why Is the Chinese Sugar Import Margin Stuck in the Red?

Insight Focus Chinese raw sugar import margins have mostly been negati...

  • June 30, 2022

China’s Latest Efforts to Boost Sugar Supply Security

Opinions Focus China is including sugarcane in subsidized agricultural...

  • June 2, 2022

Ask the Analyst: How Will Chinese Sugar Refiners React If Margins Stay Negative?

Insight Focus Chinese raws import margins have been negative for 3 mon...

  • May 24, 2022

What Is Fuelling Chinese Demand For Liquid Sugar?

Insight Focus Chinese demand for imported liquid sugar has rebounded o...

  • April 20, 2022

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

Insight Focus Record high fertiliser prices have tempted farmers to us...

  • April 4, 2022

China’s Sugar Self-Sufficiency Drive Stalls on Russian Invasion

Insight Focus China’s drive towards sugar self-sufficiency has slowe...

  • March 22, 2022

Will Record Wheat Prices Incentivise Chinese Expansion?

 Insight Focus Record high wheat prices encourage farmers to impr...

  • February 24, 2022

Should CS Brazil Fear China’s Sugar Self-Sufficiency Drive?

Insight Focus China among world’s top raw sugar importers, CS Brazil...

  • December 21, 2021

China’s Coldest Spell in 45 Years Hits Sugar Production

La Niña has brought Xinjiang’s coldest period for 45 years, hinderi...

  • December 1, 2021

China’s HFCS Exports Hit a 13-Year Low

China’s HFCS exports could hit a 13-year low this year. This is beca...

  • November 18, 2021

Is Chinese Sugar Consumption in the Hands of its Rural Residents?

China’s government is placing heavy emphasis on reducing sugar consu...

  • November 8, 2021

China’s Liquid Sugar Imports Hit Record High in 2020/21

China’s liquid sugar imports hit a record high in 2020/21. This adde...

Food and Ingredients Sugar
  • September 15, 2021

Chinese Fruit Area Increases, Whilst Cane Decreases

Guangxi’s citrus fruit area has increased by 461k hectares in 12 yea...

  • August 26, 2021

China’s Raws Import Margin Hits 20-Month Low

China’s raw sugar import margin is the poorest it’s been since Dec...

  • August 19, 2021

China: Record Sugar Imports Hit Domestic Sales

Chinese refiners and traders imported a record 5.27m tonnes of sugar i...

  • August 5, 2021

Will China’s COVID Spike Hit Sugar Consumption?

We’d hoped Chinese sugar consumption would recover alongside its vac...

  • August 2, 2021

China’s Sugar-Free Drinks Market is Growing Fast

China’s sugar-free beverage market is growing fast. However, China...

  • July 20, 2021

Chinese Sugar Consumption Recovers Alongside Vaccine Rollout

46% of China’s population are now fully vaccinated. Sugar consumptio...

  • July 12, 2021

China: Second Largest Sugar Stocks on Record

China’s sugar mills have struggled to make sales this season. They h...

  • June 15, 2021

Can China’s Three-Child Policy Save Sugar Consumption?

Couples in China are now allowed to have three children, up from two b...

  • October 5, 2020

China Issues More Raw Sugar Import Licenses

The Chinese government issued more raw sugar import licenses last week...

Food and Ingredients Sugar
  • July 17, 2020

Vietnam’s HFCS Imports Likely to Reduce

The Vietnamese Government could increase import duty on Chinese HFCS (...

  • May 28, 2020

Chinese Liquid Sugar Imports Surge

877 words / 4 minute reading time China imported 290k tonnes of liquid...

  • May 12, 2020

The Countdown to Lower Chinese Sugar Import Duties

234 words / 1 minute reading time China imported 470k tonnes of raw su...

  • May 7, 2020

Chinese Sugar Consumption Begins Slow Recovery

1,020 words / 5 minute reading time Chinese sugar consumption marginal...

  • April 14, 2020

China Weekly: Walking Through a Dark Tunnel

516 words / 2.5 minute reading time Factory stock levels at the end of...

  • April 7, 2020

China Weekly: Disappointing March Sales Due to COVID-19

425 words / 2 minute reading time China Sugar Association (CSA) releas...

  • March 30, 2020

China Weekly: Guangxi Have Finished Crushing for 19/20

484 words / 2 minute reading time With the coronavirus now contained i...

  • March 23, 2020

China Weekly: COVID-19: Still a Key Factor

409 words / 2 minute reading time The turning point of the coronavirus...

  • March 16, 2020

China Weekly: Macroeconomy and Policy

560 words / 2.5 minute reading time The People’s Bank of China (...

  • March 11, 2020

Smaller Chinese Cane Crop, but Yields Help Mills

567 words / 2.5 minute reading time Drought has seriously reduced cane...

  • March 10, 2020

China Weekly: Crop Reduction Supports Spot Price

467 words / 2 minute reading time The No.11 raws price fell below 13c/...

  • March 2, 2020

China Weekly: Coronavirus Continues to Spread Worry

601 words / 3 minute reading time The global spread of the coronavirus...

  • February 26, 2020

China Weekly: Chinese Sugar Consumption Reduces Even Further

426 words / 2.7 minute reading time Sales in the Chinese production ar...

  • February 19, 2020

China Weekly Update: Production Resumes in China

423 words / 2.5 minute reading time The local governments are now resu...

  • February 13, 2020

Coronavirus & Chinese Sugar Consumption

576 words / 3.5 minute reading time We have reduced our forecast for C...

  • February 10, 2020

China Weekly: Coronavirus: Production and Demand On Hold

450 words / 3 minute reading time The ongoing Coronavirus epidemic (20...

  • January 21, 2020

China Weekly: FH’20 – All About Mills

514 words / 3 minute reading time Domestic sugar prices rose with the ...

  • January 13, 2020

China Weekly: Highest Stocks Since the 12/13 Season

568 words / 3.5 minute reading time Both domestic and global sugar pri...

Ethanol Sugar
  • January 9, 2020

China Weekly: Sugar Rise With Agricultural Products, How About the Fundamentals?

566 words / 3.5 minute reading time The spot sugar price fell under th...

  • December 24, 2019

Yunnan Frost Affects Production for This Season and Next

455 words / 3 minute reading time Frost has hit key Yunnan cane region...

  • December 17, 2019

China Weekly: December Production Reaches Six-Year High

Domestic sugar production is expected to reach a six-year high as the ...

  • December 9, 2019

The Market Is Well Supplied – China Weekly Update, 9th December 2019

491 words / 3 minute reading time The 19/20 season sugar output by end...

  • December 2, 2019

Stock Building For Spring Festival – China Weekly Update, 2nd December 2019

As of the end of November, mills’ sugar production will reach 1.08m ...

  • July 10, 2019

Chinese Consumption Increase Despite HFCS Competition

 We think Chinese consumption will increase by 300kmt this year.&...

  • May 9, 2019

前路未明| – China Weekly, 13th May 2019

市场热点和观点  2019年国际原糖市场仍处于过剩...

  • March 31, 2019

Understanding The Pakistani Sugar Sale To China

China has bought 300k tonnes white sugar from Pakistan.  This sug...

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