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In Brazil fires in cane fields could impact next sugar season

A series of fires hitting cane fields in Brazil’s centre-south region are unlikely to change the outlook for sugar production in the current season, but could impact next year’s season, cane industry group Unica said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. Traders and analysts have cited the fires and the excessive dry weather in Brazil as one of the factors supporting sugar prices’ rise in the latest sessions in New...

 
China doubled sugar import volumes

In August 2020, China imported 680,000 tonnes of sugar (+56% compared to August 2019). It is reported by Reuters. According to data released by the General Administration of Customs on Wednesday, the total volume of sugar imports to China in 2020 amounted to 2,23 million tonnes...

 
USA will give Brazil extra sugar import quota

The United States will expand a quota for Brazilian sugar to be imported at a lower tax rate by 80,000 tonnes, in exchange for South America’s largest country opening to more U.S. ethanol, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not respond to a request for comment. Bolsonaro’s remark on Twitter comes after Brazil on Sept. 11 said it would...

 
In France, sugar beet yield will decrease by 12% — Tereos

Sugar group Tereos expects the average yield for its French growers in this year’s sugar beet harvest to fall by about 12% from last year after crop disease hit some growing regions, it said on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. Jaundice disease spread by aphids, which have proliferated due to warm weather, have caused severe damage on some farms. To help a sector already weakened by low price...

 
EU expects a significant reduction in sugar output

The European Union is heading for a significant drop in sugar output this year after fields were devastated by pests and dry weather, making the bloc a net importer and pressuring a fragile sugar industry, analysts say. It is reported by Reuters. Sugar production in the EU and Britain is set to fall to 16,1 million tonnes, down from about 17 million in 2019, mainly due to lower sugar beet output in top producer Fr...

 
Brazil’s Raizen plans to buy Louis Dreyfus sugar unit

Brazil’s biggest sugar producer Raizen Energia SA is in talks to acquire a local unit of Louis Dreyfus Holding BV. It is reported by Bloomberg. The deal would see Louis Dreyfus swap its Biosev SA sugar subsidiary in return for a minority stake in Raizen, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Cosan S...

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