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Suedzucker earnings almost halve

Suedzucker reported a 49 percent drop in first-quarter operating profit which Europe’s largest sugar refiner blamed on a slump in prices. It is reported by Reuters. Operating profit for the March-May quarter fell to 78 million euros ($91,14 million) from 153 million a year earlier. Sales fell to 1,741 billion euros from 1,783 billion...


European Commission cut its forecast for EU sugar production

The European Commission has cut its forecast for sugar production in the European Union in 2018/19 to 20,1 million tonnes from a previous projection of 20,4 million tonnes. It is reported by Reuters. «Planting for the 2018/19 sugar marketing year was delayed in many countries due to wet and cold weather in March, — the Commission said in its summer 20...


Russia first beet test shows weight falls

Russia first sugar beet test since the beginning of the year shows weight losses. It is reported by Reuters. Russia's sugar beet test, the first since the start of the year, showed an average root weight at 81 grammes compared with 92 grammes in July last year, the Russian S...


CS Brazil sugar production will decrease by 22% — Copersucar

Brazil's Copersucar, the world's largest sugar and ethanol seller, expects smaller sugar production in the Brazilian center-south region in the current season due to ageing cane fields and drier weather and sees a more positive outlook for sugar prices.  It is reported by Reuters. Copersucar expects total sugar production in the center-south in 2018/19 to be 28 million tonnes versus 36 million tonnes in the previous crop, company Chief Execut...

 
Dreyfus Brazil sugar unit ends 2017-18 crop with $342 mln loss

Biosev SA, the Brazilian sugar and ethanol company controlled by commodities trader Louis Dreyfus, posted a net loss of 1,27 billion reais ($341,73 million) in the 2017-18 cane crop season. It is reported by Reuters. The net loss widened sharply from a loss of 600 million reais in the previous crop. This is the first earnings report Biosev has released since closing two deals that boo...

 
Iran tenders again to buy 60,000 tonnes of sugar

Iranian state purchasing agency the Government Trading Corporation of Iran (GTC) has issued another international tender to buy 60,000 tonnes of raw cane sugar, European traders said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. The tender closes on July 24 and offers are to be made in euros. Origin is optional and shipment is sought in September. The GTC previously issued another tender for 6...

 
Philippines to import up to 200,000 tonnes of sugar

The Philippines said on Monday it will import up to 200,000 tonnes of sugar to fill a shortage in domestic supply that has fuelled a spike in prices. It is reported by Reuters. The Southeast Asian nation is not a regular sugar importer, but it usually buys from Thailand, the world's second-largest exporter after Brazil. The last time the Phi...


Tongaat's profit falls 37% on higher sugar imports by South Africa

Sugar producer Tongaat Hulett said on Monday its full-year profit fell by 37%, weighed down by higher-than-expected sugar imports by South Africa and low international prices. It is reported by Reuters. Diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) fell to 534,8 cents ($0,4296) in the year ended March 31, from 852,7 cents in the previous year.  HEPS is the main prof...


Brazil sugar mills hit by high diesel prices

Brazilian sugar producers say their operations have been affected by nationwide truckers protests against high diesel prices that entered a third day on Wednesday, industry groups said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. Cane industry group Unica said some sugar mills in the country’s center-south region reduced cane harvesting this week due to short diesel fuel supplies. Unica a...


China sugar imports up 24%

China's sugar imports rose 140,5 percent year on year to 470,000 tonnes in April, also up 23,7 percent from 380,000 tonnes in March. It is reported by Reuters. Customs data showed on Wednesday, that sugar imports rose, as some shipments delayed earlier at port arrived.

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