U.S. HFCS export fell 2 percent in 2018

USITC data for December show the U.S. exported 73,330 MT (dry weight) of HFCS during the month: 3,375 MT of HFCS-42 and 69,955 MT of HFCS-55, which raised cumulative 2018 HFCS exports to 1.046 MMT, slightly lower than annual exports in 2016 and 2017. [...]

Updates on beverage & sugar taxes in Latin America & the Caribbean

Sweetened beverage sales in Jamaica, one study suggested, fell by more than 4 percent as a result of a 10 percent tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, with at least one researcher suggesting that the tax rate should be doubled. Citing rising obesity rates, the Jamaican [...]

Updates on sugar & beverage taxes in North America

In the U.S., Connecticut’s governor is backing a proposed sweetener beverage tax of 1.5 cents per ounce—part of a series of taxes on e-cigarettes and related supplies, some bottled alcoholic beverages, and even plastic bags. The governor’s office estimates revenue for the sweetened beverage [...]

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Mexican imports of U.S. high-fructose corn syrup

For the marketing year to date (October through April), Mexico’s imports of HFCS-55 total an estimated 467,666 metric tons (MT), dry basis, a decline of 2.3 percent from imports of 478,602 MT a year ago. Given the high prices for domestic sugar in Mexico, [...]

It’s a wrap! Our spring market seminar is in the books!

Thank you to everyone who attended this year’s seminar and for your contribution to making it our best event yet! Special thanks to our amazing information team and to guest speakers Jeff Rasinski, Phil Plourd, Joe Gardella, and Susanna Jung. What, you couldn’t attend [...]

Spring Market Seminar 2018: Final week to register!

Gaining an early glimpse into elements that will impact commodities will help you make more informed and effective decisions. Join us for our fourth annual Spring Market Seminar: Forecasting the Future and let McKeany-Flavell’s experts show you more than a peek at which factors [...]

McKeany-Flavell’s Hot Commodity Podcast series!

Since launching our podcast channel in July 2017, we have surpassed one thousand downloads of our Hot Commodity Podcast Series! Recorded and uploaded on Fridays, with periodic episodes in between, these podcasts average ten minutes in length, and are typically emceed by our President [...]