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COFCO expands ethanol capacity in Brazil

Chinese commodities trader COFCO International is investing in its cane processing plants in Brazil to expand ethanol production, as it expects that next season the fuel will again give better returns than sugar. It is reported by Reuters. COFCO is building new distillation columns and tanks at three of its four plants in Brazil, to increase ethanol capacity, the company’s global head of soft commodit...

 
Italy to tax sugar drinks

Italy’s 2020 budget will include new taxes on plastic and sugary drinks designed to raise 1,3 billion euros, government officials said on Monday, prompting protests from producers. It is reported by Reuters. Taxes on sugary drinks, intended to raise revenues while also addressing health issues such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, have already been adopted in many countr...

 
India 2019/2020 sugar production will decrease by almost 15% — USDA

As per latest data compiled by United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), India sugar production will decline for the second consecutive year to 29,3 million tonnes, which is 14,6% below the previous season. It is reported by Indiainfoline. Additionally, as compared to the previous season (MY2018/2019), a lower than expected diversion of cane for sugar production (due to limited cane availability in Ma...

 
Dutch Suiker Unie will extract protein from sugar beet leaves

Dutch sugar beet processor, Suiker Unie, has officially put its Green Protein Demo Plant into operation, producing protein from sugar beet foliage. It is reported by Food and Drink International. Green plant leaves contain between 1% and 3% protein. A new process developed and patented by TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientifi...

 
Philippines seen to import 400,000 tonnes of sugar

The Philippines is seen importing as much as 400,000 tonnes of sugar for the current crop year as local production will not be able to cover increasing demand. It is reported by PhilStar. In the latest report of the US Department of Agriculture-Foreign Agricultural Service, the Philippines is expected to buy the same level of sugar it imported last crop y...

 
Maharashtra to see low 2019/2020 sugar production

The sugar output in Maharashtra will be lower than expected after the floods damaged crops and as some farmers sell cane for feed. It is reported by BusinessLine. Production in the state may total to 5,3 million tonnes in the year starting October 1, compared with a previous estimate of 6,44 million tonnes, said Shekhar Gaikwa...


EU countries began new "sugar" season

Dry weather in some major European Union sugar-producing regions is causing concern as beet harvesting starts, experts said on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. A combination of low prices and restrictions on insecticide use has turned some farmers away from sugar. EU refined sugar output in the season now starting could fall...


Brazil's center-south seen reducing sugar output 2019/2020 — Biosev

Brazil’s 2019/20 center-south sugar output seen at 25.9 million tonnes versus 26.5 million tonnes in 2018/19, says sugar group Biosev. It is reported by Reuters. Biosev sees Brazil’s 2019/20 center-south (CS) ethanol output at 32.1 billion liters versus 30.9 billion liters in 2018/19. Brazil’s CS sugar output w...

 
India 2019/2020 sugar output could fall 20%

India’s sugar output could fall 20% to the lowest level in three years in 2019/20 after drought last year forced farmers to curb cane planting and as floods this year damaged crops in key growing areas, a senior industry official said on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Lower production could help the world’s biggest sugar producer to reduce stockpiles that have been boosted by two years of record output and lower-than-expected exp...


ISO forecasts global sugar deficit of nearly 5 million tonnes in 2019/2020

The International Sugar Organization on Monday forecast a global sugar deficit of 4,76 million tonnes in the 2019/2020 season, driven partly by lower production in India and Thailand. It is reported by Reuters. The inter-governmental body, in its first full outlook for the 2019/2020 season which begins on Oct. 1, saw global production falling by 2,35% — to 171,98 million t...

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