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Brazil's center-south cane crop cut due to drought

Brazil's center-south, the world's largest sugar producing region, is likely to have less cane to process this year than previously expected due to a prolonged period without widespread rains. It is reported by Reuters. Sao Paulo-based Archer Consulting revised its center-south 2018/19 cane crop projection to 563 million tonnes, compared to 580 million tonnes expected previously, citing...


Nestle to cut more sugar in its products

Nestle will make further cuts to the amount of sugar in its products as it tries to improve the image of packaged foods in the eyes of health-conscious consumers. It is reported by Reuters. The company said it wanted to cut sugar by another 5 percent, on top of the more than 34 percent reduction achieved since 2000. «The trend toward healthier foods...


Bunge files to list Brazilian sugar and ethanol business

Global commodities trader Bunge Ltd has filed for a potential public offering of its sugar and ethanol unit in Brazil Bunge Açúcar&Bionergia SA, with the Brazilian Securities Commission. It is reported by Reuters. The U.S. headquartered company said it recently obtained debt financing for the unit, which it has prepared to operate as a stand-alone company. Bunge said it plans to...


Thailand lowers sugar export volume, sets aside extra for ethanol production

Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year, amid weak prices and a large global surplus of the commodity. It is reported by Reuters. Thailand, the world's second-largest sugar exporter after Brazil, expects at least 14 million tonnes of sugar from a record 134 million tonnes of cane in the 2017/18...


German sugar beet planted area up 3,7%

German farmers have expanded sugar beet plantings in 2018 by 3,7% on the year to 421,600 hectares, German's national statistics office said on Tuesday. It is reported by Reuters. The increase was achieved despite poor weather which hindered the start of sugar beet sowing in Germany, the European Union's second largest beet producer.  E...


Tanzania to import over 70,000 tonnes of sugar to fill shortfall

The government of Tanzania has ordered importation of 70,354,35 tonnes of sugar to fill the deficit facing the east African nation. It is reported by News Ghana. Charles Tizeba, the Minister for Agriculture, said 60,539,35 tonnes of sugar out of the consignment will arrive in the country next week, adding that the remaining 9,8...


The Philippines’ sugar production will meet domestic demand

The Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) is optimistic that the Philippines’ sugar production will meet domestic demand for the current crop year. It is reported by The Manila Times. According to SRA Administrator Hermenegildo Serafica, production reached 1,92 million tonnes as of May 6. The goal is 2,27 million tonnes. «It is v...


China sugar supply deficit seen falling 12%

China's sugar supply deficit in the 2018/19 season will fall by 12% — to 1,47 million tonnes from the previous season, as farmers are expected to boost output due to higher prices in the main growing areas. It is reported by Reuters. Issuing its first estimates for the 2018/19 season, the government said it expects output to increase 4,2% — to 10,68 million tonnes from 2017/18 estimated levels....


Zimbabwe sugar production to hit 600 000 tonnes

Zimbabwe is this year expected to produce nearly 600 000 tonnes of sugar on the back of a boom in cane deliveries from outgrower farmers who benefited from the land reform programme and improved irrigation water supply. It is reported by The Herald. Last year, the country produced about 490 000 tonnes of sugar. The anticipated jump in sugar output comes as the 2017/ 2018 milling season has already started, with th...


In Egypt strategic sugar reserves at 750,000 tonnes

Egypt’s strategic reserves of sugar are at 750,000 tonnes, Supply Minister Ali Moselhy said on Monday. It is reported by Business Recorder. Egypt expects to produce about 2,3 million tonnes of sugar this year and consumes about 3 million tonnes, filling the gap with imports.

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