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Stephanie Rodriguez


Stephanie graduated from Babson College in 2020, with a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and Data Analytics. She joined CZ in 2020 for a one year internship where she focused on developing dashboards, content and expanding our network in the Americas (excluding Brazil). Stephanie is responsible for writing content and capturing data for the Americas (excluding Brazil), presenting our market view to clients, and working on different consultancy projects.

  • June 7, 2024

Ask the Analyst: How is Sugar Production Progressing Across LATAM?

Opinion Focus Across Latin America, sugar production issues persist. M...

  • April 12, 2024

Will Mexico’s Sugar Production be the Lowest in a Decade?

Insight Focus Mexico’s sugar production will fall to 4.7m tonnes...

  • March 8, 2024

Ask The Analyst: Mexico’s Lower Sugar Production, What Are The Impacts?

Insight Focus Mexico is still on track to produce 4.7 million tonnes o...

  • January 19, 2024

Ask The Analyst: Will Mexico’s Sugar Production Fall Under 5m Tonnes?

Insight Focus We think Mexico will produce under 5 million tonnes of s...

  • October 27, 2023

Ask The Analyst: Will There Be Enough Refined Sugar in Central America?

Insight Focus Smallest Mexican sugar production in several years. More...

  • September 8, 2023

Ask the Analyst: How Much Sugar will Mexico Produce in 2023/24?

Regístrate ahora!  Insight Focus Drought continues in Mexican ca...

  • August 2, 2023

Colombia’s Sugar Production Starts To Recover After La Niña

Insight Focus Colombia is expecting an el Niño phenomenon this year a...

  • July 28, 2023

Ask the Analyst: How are US Beets Developing?

Insight Focus US beets were planted before the end of May. There are s...

  • June 16, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Will Mexico’s Sugar Production Rebound in 2023/24?

Insight Focus The cane crop that’s just finishing in Mexico might be...

  • April 28, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Why Haven’t Thai Mills Started Hedging for 2023/24?

Insight Focus Thai mills have not started hedging for 2023/24 season. ...

  • March 14, 2023

Will Higher US Sugar Production Offset Decreased Mexican Sugar Arrivals?

Insight Focus The US is expecting to have the third largest sugar crop...

  • March 6, 2023

La Niña Delays Start of Belize Cane Harvest

Insight Focus Belizean mills are facing unprecedented rainfall in 2022...

  • February 24, 2023

Ask the Analyst: Why Are Sugar Prices High When There’s A Production Surplus?

Insight Focus The world is producing excess sugar. Yet raw sugar futur...

  • January 30, 2023

Will US Food Prices Keep Rising?

Insight Focus Some American food prices are rising sharply. Egg prices...

  • January 23, 2023

US Sugar Production Close to Record in 2022/23

Insight Focus The USDA has increased both cane and beet sugar producti...

  • January 13, 2023

Ask the Analyst: How is India’s Cane Crop Performing So Far?

Insight Focus India is on track to produce 35.5m tonnes of sugar this ...

  • December 22, 2022

US Sugar Trade Flows at a Glance

Insight Focus The US is set to produce around 4.5m tonnes of beet suga...

  • November 10, 2022

US Beet Crop Concerns Fade as Harvesting Recovers

Insight Focus American beet harvesting is proceeding faster than last ...

  • October 17, 2022

Czapp Explains: Sugar Production Overview

Sugar comes from two crops: sugar cane (which accounts for 80% of tota...

  • September 28, 2022

Are Rising Prices Affecting Mexican Sugar Consumption?

Insight Focus Mexico’s consumer price index is the highest in the la...

  • September 20, 2022

Sugar Futures and Market Data: 20th September 2022

Insight Focus Raw sugar speculators closed short positions and opened ...

  • August 30, 2022

How Ukraine’s Sunflower, Honey Production Are Intertwined

Insight Focus Ukraine is the largest sunflower producer and exporter i...

  • August 12, 2022

EU Deploys Labelling Rules to Combat ‘Fake Honey’ Imports

Insight Focus Low priced, sub-standard honey was being imported into t...

Food and Ingredients Sugar
  • August 2, 2022

US Struggles to Stem Flood of ‘Fake Honey’ Imports

Insight Focus Global honey market is unregulated, with no real definit...

  • July 28, 2022

Can India Export Sugar? 28th July 2022

Insight Focus An extra 1.2m tonnes of Indian raw sugar exports may be ...

  • July 25, 2022

Sugar Futures and Market Data: 25th July 2022

Insight Focus The No.11 has broken below 18c/lb again. Like last week,...

Food and Ingredients
  • July 6, 2022

Is the US Running Out of Honey?

Insight Focus Honey demand in the US has continued to grow in the last...

  • June 24, 2022

What Might Extreme Heat Mean for US Corn Production?

Insight Focus US 2022-23 corn output could be cut if June’s record h...

Food and Ingredients
  • June 9, 2022

Have US Organic Food Sales Peaked?

Insight Focus The organic food premium in the US has shrunk despite a ...

  • June 2, 2022

US Sugar Trade Flows at a Glance

Insight Focus The US is set to produce around 4.5m tonnes of beet suga...

  • May 24, 2022

Can India Sustain High Sugar Production?

Insight Focus This season, India has had a record high sugar crop and ...

Grains Sugar
  • May 17, 2022

Could US Beet Planting Delays Mean Repeat of 2019 Supply Gap?

Insight Focus US farmers have delayed beet planting due to wet weather...

  • May 10, 2022

Guatemala Port Congestion Shows Container Shortage Biting

Insight Focus Container shortage forcing Latin American exporters to s...

Ethanol Sugar
  • April 29, 2022

Ask the Analyst: Can We Rely On India for Sugar?

Insight Focus India is currently one of the world’s largest sugar ex...

Ethanol Grains
  • April 26, 2022

US Corn Being Pulled in Various Directions

Insight Focus US corn usage has changed from previous years following ...

Food and Ingredients Grains
  • April 12, 2022

‘New Normal’ Emerges for Supply Chains in the Americas

Insight Focus COVID-19 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have rocked ...

  • April 5, 2022

Brazil and USA to Boost Fertiliser Output on Russian Invasion

Insight Focus   Russian fertiliser export ban hits largest import...

  • March 16, 2022

Will Mexico Become a Regular World Market Sugar Exporter?

Insight Focus Mexico could export around 500k tonnes of sugar onto the...

  • March 11, 2022

Ask the Analyst: Where Will Russia Get its Beet Seeds From?

Insight Focus Russia imports around 95% of its beet seeds. Where will ...

  • March 3, 2022

Health and Environmental Concerns Boost US Organic Sales

Insight Focus The USA’s demand for organic products (including sugar...

  • February 22, 2022

Peru Tackles High Sugar Consumption With Taxes & Labelling

Insight Focus Peruvian sugar consumption growth meagre in recent years...

  • January 27, 2022

Are Chile’s Efforts to Decrease Sugar Consumption Working?

Insight Focus Since 2016, Chile’s government has imposed taxes and l...

  • November 23, 2021

Chile Struggles to Secure Sugar Amid Logistical Chaos

Chilean sugar demand is recovering as COVID restrictions ease, and mor...

  • July 26, 2021

Argentinian Sugar Production to Hit Five-Year Low?

Argentina should produce 1.55mmt of sugar in 2021/22, down 280kmt year...

  • July 2, 2021

Mexico’s Drought Issues to Persist in 2021/22

Mexico’s been battling drought for the past two seasons. The situati...

  • June 15, 2021

Mexico: Poor Sugar Production Following 2019/20 Drought

Mexican sugar production should be below average again this season. La...

  • June 7, 2021

Guatemalan Sugar Production at 10-Year Low

Guatemalan sugar production could hit a 10-year low in 2020/21. This i...

  • May 21, 2021

Colombia: Strikes Suspend Sugar Production

Recent strike action in Cali has suspended Colombian sugar production....

  • February 11, 2021

Brexit: What’s Changed for Sugar?

The UK has a new duty system now that it’s left the EU. With this, i...

  • December 22, 2020

US Beet Production Set to Rebound After Devastating 2019 Crop

The US should produce 4.9m tonnes of beet in 2020/21, up 500k tonnes f...

  • December 3, 2020

Strongest Floridian Cane Production For At Least a Decade

Florida has received more rain this November than it’s received in a...

  • November 11, 2020

Guatemalan Sugar Exports to Increase with Cane Crop Rebound

We think Guatemala will produce 2.8m tonnes of sugar in 2020/21; its h...

Ethanol Sugar
  • October 21, 2020

Peru: Ethanol Takes Sugar’s Place

Peru has suffered its driest year in a decade so far in 2020. Its cane...

  • October 14, 2020

Colombian Sugar Imports from the World Market Rocket

Colombia has imported 77k tonnes of white sugar from the world this ye...

Ethanol Sugar
  • October 7, 2020

Mexico: Molasses Production Rebounds After Drought

Mexico’s cane production was badly impacted by drought in 2019/20. T...

  • July 29, 2020

Venezuela: Sugar Consumption Drops by 70% in Five Years

Venezuelan sugar consumption has fallen for five successive years. Thi...

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