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EU expects continued reduction of sugar beet acreage

The European Union will likely see a further decrease in planted sugar beet this year following the closure of some factories, participants at the annual Dubai sugar conference said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. Sugar production in the trading bloc has fallen for two successive seasons after an initial surge after the EU abolished production quotas in 2017. Prices collapsed as...

 
World's largest sugarcane plant mulls using corn to boost ethanol output

The world’s largest plant to process sugarcane, Brazil’s Sao Martinho mill in Pradopolis, Sao Paulo state, could add corn as a second source of raw material to be able to boost its ethanol production, the company that controls the plant said on Tuesday. It is reported by Reuters. Several cane-based sugar and ethanol plants in Brazil are adding machinery to produce ethanol using corn as well, a model seen as profitable because plants use cane waste...

 
The world’s largest beet sugar plant to start production in 2021/2022

Egypt’s Canal Sugar will produce 400,000 tonnes a year of white sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, the chief executive said on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. Construction of the company’s sugar beet factory will be completed this year and the project will reach full capacity of 900,000 tonnes of white sugar a year in 202...


COFCO does not see recovery in Thailand sugar crop soon

Chinese commodities trader COFCO said on Monday it did not predict a recovery in Thailand’s sugar crop any time soon. It is reported by Reuters. COFCO’s Managing Director Softs Marcelo de Andrade made his comments during a panel discussion at an industry conference in Dubai. Thailand’s sugar product...


«RusAgro» sugar refineries increased sugar output by 17%

In 2019/2020, sugar refineries of «RusAgro» operated for up to 156 days and produced 882,6 thousand tonnes of sugar. Output has increased by 17% in comparison to the previous season. It is reported by press-service of the company. Sugar production season started on August 25, 2019 and ended on February 3, 2020. During the season «RusAgro» processed 6,1 mil...

 
India's sugar output drops 24% — ISMA

Indian mills produced 14,1 million tonnes of sugar between Oct. 1 and Jan. 31, down nearly 24% from a year earlier, as some mills were forced to stop cane crushing early due to limited supplies, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said. It is reported by Reuters. The country is the world’s biggest sugar producer and lower output could support global prices,. By the end of January, 446 sugar mills were crushing sugar cane,...

 
India's sugar production could fall 18% in 2019/2020 — AISTA

India’s sugar production could fall nearly 18% in 2019/2020 as a drought followed by floods is expected to curtail output in the country’s second-biggest producing state, the All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA) said on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. The lower output could help India reduce stockpiles swelled by two years of record production and lower-than-expected exports. India is the world’s largest producer...

 
Indonesia sugar output missed target

Indonesia’s white sugar output in 2019 stood at 2,23 million tonnes, up 3% from 2018, Kasdi Subagyono, the director general of plantations at the agriculture ministry, told on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. Last year’s white sugar output of 2,23 million tonnes increased from 2,17 million tonnes in 2018, but missed a target of 2,45 million tonnes. In 2019, Indonesia...

 
Thailand's sugar output to hit 9-year low

Thailand’s sugar production in 2019-20 is likely to fall 28% to 10,5 million tonnes from a year earlier, the lowest in nine years, as drought curtailed cane production, head of a leading trade body said on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. The lower production will limit exports from the world’s second biggest exporter and support prices trading near their highest level in 2-1/2 years. Thailand cou...

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