Sugar #11

Sugar is a commodity that is bought and sold just like wheat, barley, and other essential raw food ingredients. 
As a commodity, it is traded on the I.C.E Stock Exchange in its raw form as Sugar #11 and in its refined form as White Refined Sugar.  
In Canada, sugar produced from sugar beets competes with raw sugar from sugar cane that is imported from a variety of countries including Brazil,
which is Sugar #11 on the stock exchange.  Both of these sugars upon refinment can then be sold based on the price of the White Sugars Futures.  
This requirement to compete with imported raw cane sugar can be burdensome to the farm families here in Southern Alberta has raw cane
may in some cases drive down the price that farmers receive for their sugar beets. 

Currently, the 200+ farm families that grow sugar beets only supply 8-10% of the total domestic sugar market here in Canada. 
This is largely due to the fact that raw cane can be imported at some points quite inexpensively.  

For the latest Sugar #11 pricing; please click here. 

For the latest white Sugar Futures pricing; please click here

There is no difference in the molecular makeup of sugar, no matter its source. 
Sugar is Sugar!

In Canada there is no sugar cane grown,
only sugar beets and those are grown in Southern Alberta.  
Alberta Sugar Beet Growers

5220 – 50th Ave, Taber, AB
P.O. Box 4944, T1G 2E1