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Brazil's sugar output down 23% — Unica

Mills in Brazil's centre-south region produced 174,000 tonnes of sugar in the second half of March, 23% less than in the same period a year ago, as operations in the new sugar season got off to a slow start, industry group Unica said on Tuesday. It is reported by Nasdaq. Sugar and ethanol producers in the world's largest sugar producing region crushed 4.99 million tonnes of cane in the second half of March, 33% less than a year ago, Un...

 
Frost damage to French sugar beet is worst ever

Successive cold snaps in the past week have destroyed between 30,000 and 50,000 hectares of French sugar beet, growers group CGB said on Monday, calling it the worst frost-related losses for the sector ever recorded. It is reported by Reuters. The estimate is higher than the 10,000-40,000 hectares of recently sown sugar beet that the CGB estimated last week would need replanting. Sugar beet plantings had alr...

 
Sugar beet set for losses as freeze hits French crop belts

Freezing temperatures across much of France this week may have caused severe damage to newly planted sugar beet, adding to the difficulties of a sector hit by crop disease and low prices in recent seasons. It is reported by Reuters. Parts of France have registered record sub-zero lows for April since Tuesday. But the arrival of intense cold just as sugar beet was emerging from the soil may have destr...

 
Egypt's Canal Sugar to start production before June

Egypt's Canal Sugar has started trial production and will begin commercial production before June at its new beet sugar factory, which aims to be world's biggest such plant, the chief executive said on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. The sugar produced at the West Minya project in the south of Egypt will be sold in the local market, which faces a deficit. «We expect to provide 1.5 million ton...

 
Thailand lowers minimum sugar ICUMSA to raise export competitiveness

Thailand has lowered the minimum ICUMSA level of sugar that is being produced as trade sources shared that such a policy move would improve the country's export competitiveness in the long run. It is reported by S&PGlobal Platts. The minimum ICUMSA for Thai HiPol raw sugar is reduced from a minimum of 1,000 to 600, according to the report issued by Thailand's Office of the Cane an...

 
Pakistan govt planning to import 50,000 tonnes of sugar

With falling sugar prices in the world market, Pakistan government is considering floating an international tender for import of 50,000 tonnes of the sweetener to maintain its price within the official retail rate. It is reported by Dawn. Last week, the federal cabinet reversed a decision of the Economic Coordination Committee to allow the import of 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar from India via land route....

 
Pakistan lifts ban on sugar imports

Pakistan lifted a nearly two-year ban on sugar imports from arch-rival India on Wednesday, the finance minister said, a step towards reviving suspended trade between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. It is reported by Reuters. Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Council (ECC), a top decision-making body, allowed the private sector to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar as Islamabad trie...


Cargill leaves global sugar trading

Cargill said on Tuesday it is leaving the global sugar trading business after agreeing to sell its 50% stake in the joint venture Alvean, the world’s largest sugar trader, to Brazil’s Copersucar. It is reported by Reuters. Copersucar and Cargill said they reached an agreement to end their partnership at Alvean, with the Brazilian company becoming the sole shareholder of the company, which m...

 
Thai sugar output to drop 9% — S&P Global Platts

Platts Analytics estimates Thai sugar production for the 2020-21 marketing season at 7,55 million tonnes, down 9% year on year. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. Thailand is expected to complete sugar cane crush operations for the October 2020-September 2021 marketing season by March 31, with industry sources expecti...


American Crystal Sugar completes production earlier than usual

Processing is being completed earlier this year because 2020 sugar beet production fell short of the target, said David Braseth, American Crystal Sugar Co. vice president of operations.  It is reported by parkrapidsenterprise. American Crystal Sugar Co. expects to finish processing its 2020 sugar beets by mid-April, nearly a month earlier than it typically wraps up i...

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