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French sugar beet growers see Brexit risk

Large French sugar and ethanol exports to Britain could suffer under new trade terms between the European Union and its former member, clouding prospects for producers seeking to benefit from a recovery in prices, France’s sugar beet growers’ union said. It is reported by Reuters. France, the EU’s largest sugar producer, usually supplies between 300,000 and 400,000 tonnes of white sugar per year to Britain, accounting for around two-thirds of...

 
UK sugar beet industry seeks emergency use of neonicotinoid seed treatment

Sugar beet growers ravaged by virus yellows could find out before Christmas whether they can use neonicotinoid-treated seed to help grow the crop next spring. It is reported by AgroPages. It comes amid mounting concern that farmers are deciding to not grow the crop next year. Sugar beet yields this autumn have been devastated by virus yellows – the...

 
Thailand sugar production 2020/2021 will decrease by 5% — USDA

According to USDA, in 2020/2021 MY Thailand sugar production is forecast to decline to 7,9 million tonnes, down 5% as drought has driven reductions in area, yields, and extraction rates. It is reported by USDA in its November report. Consumption is expected to increase on higher demand for direct sugar consumption and food services. Exports are forecast up slightly while...


EU sugar production 2020/2021 will decrease to 16 mln t — USDA

According to USDA, in 2020/2021 MY sugar production in the European Union is forecast at 16,1 million tonnes, down for the third year in a row. It is reported by USDA in its November report. The drop is due to lower yields, which stem from 3 straight years of drought, combined with severe damages from beet yellows virus disease, which has...


Global sugar deficit 2020/2021 will reach 3,5 million tonnes — ISO

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) published its November forecast for 2020/2021 MY world sugar balance, in which the estimate of the global sugar deficit increased to 3,5 million tonnes (in August report the estimate was 0,7 million tonnes). It is reported by ISO in its November report. The projected increase in sugar deficit is due to the lower production estimates in the EU and EAEU countries, as well as Brazil. The current leve...


Tereos posts an improvement in financial results

French sugar group Tereos said on Wednesday it made a net loss of 6 million euros ($7.13 million)in the six months to Sept. 30 versus a year-earlier loss of 21 million euros. It is reported by Reuters. Tereos, the world’s second largest sugar maker in volume, said adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) rose to 237 million eu...

 
France slashes sugar beet crop forecast by 10%

France’s farm ministry on Monday cut by 10% its forecast for the country’s ongoing sugar beet harvest as it factored in further effects of crop disease and drought. It is reported by Reuters. This year’s sugar beet crop was now projected at 27б2 million tonnes, down from 30б5 million expected last month and 28% below 2019 output, the ministry said in a m...


France sugar beet production will drop by 30% — Cristal Union

France's second-largest sugar producer Cristal Union expects its sugar beet harvest to drop by as much as 30% this year because of crop disease and drought, the cooperative group's chairman said. It is reported by Successful Farming. Jaundice spread by aphids has caused severe damage to sugar beet fields in parts of France, the European Union's largest sugar producer, while summer droug...

 
India intends to increase domestic sugar consumption

In a world where sugar has attracted increasing scrutiny for its impact on health and obesity, there are moves afoot in the biggest consuming country to persuade people to eat more of the sweetener. It is reportedby Bloomberg. Mills in India are eyeing increased consumption as a way to cut the nation’s chronic oversupply, which stems partly from the favorable incentives provided to growe...


France cuts sugar beet crop estimates by 20%

In 2020/2021, in France sugar beet production is experced to decrease by 20%. It is reported by Reuters. France’s farm ministry on Tuesday lowered its estimates for sugar beet crops this year after adverse weather throughout the season. The ministry cut its sug...

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