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Bunge's Brazil sugar unit posts record cane crushing numbers

Bunge Açúcar & Bioenergia, the Brazilian sugar unit of commodities trader Bunge Ltd, posted in May and June some of its best results yet for cane crushing volumes, the company said on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Bunge said its eight mills operating in Brazil crushed 2,65 million tonnes of cane in May, the largest amount of cane processing reported by the Brazilian sugar unit sinc...

 
India suffers driest June in five years, fears for crops

India had its driest June in five years due to a delay in monsoon rains, the weather department said late on Sunday, raising fears for crops and the broader economy. It is reported by Reuters. Overall, rains were a third below average, although in some states, including the sugar cane growing northern state of Uttar Pradesh, they were as much as 61 percent down...

 
Saint Louis Sucre increased sugar beet guaranteed price from 2020

French sugar maker Saint Louis Sucre on Tuesday put forward its guaranteed price for sugar beet growers from the 2020 harvest and said it would invest 50 million euros ($57 million) over several years in two sugar factories. It is reported by Reuters. The announcements come after the sugar maker announced it would end production at two factories in France as part of a wider restructuring plan at its German parent Suedz...


The Guyana Sugar Corporation aims to increase sugar production by 2022

The Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) is aiming to produce over 50,000 tonnes of white sugar at the Albion Estate by 2022. It hopes to supply both the regional and local markets with this produce, GuySuCo announced, iNewsGuyana reported. The local market consumption for white sugar is approximately 20,000 tonnes a...


Uttar Pradesh sugar production dips marginally to 11,8 million tonnes

Sugar production in Uttar Pradesh (UP) has dipped marginally to 11,82 million tonnes in the 2018-19 crushing season. It is reported by Business Standard. In the just-concluded crushing cycle, sugar output in the state fell nearly 1,9 per cent compared to the production of a little over 12 million t...

 
Egypt strategic sugar reserve enough for 8 months

Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Ali el-Moselhi said Wednesday that the strategic reserve of sugar is sufficient for eight months.  It is reported by Egypt Today. During his meeting with the Higher Committee of Sugar, He added that the average sugar consumption ranges between 230,000 to 240,000 tonnes per month.  Moselh...


Dominican largest sugar mill produced more than 352 thousand tonnes of sugar

The Central Romana Corp. mill on Mon. announced a production of 352,116 tonnes of sugar, after milling over 3 million tonnes of cane in a harvest of around 180 days. It is reported by Dominican Today. Central Romana, the largest producer in the country, also announced a production of more than 154,000 tonnes of refined sugarб with which it expects to meet...


In Kenya, new sugar refinery starts operations

The Sh5 billion (USD49,5 million) Busia Sugar Factory has finally started operations after a decade of court battles that threatened to cripple its activities. It is reported by The Star. Operations manager Hussein Kaka on Sunday said they started operations on February 28 and that their products were already in the market. The sugar factory has survived...


Brazil to let sugar mills sell ethanol directly to gas stations

The Brazilian government on Tuesday paved the way for ethanol makers to sell the fuel directly to gas stations, by passing a resolution to boost fuel industry competition, although additional legislation is required to bypass fuel distributors. It is reported by Reuters. The resolution by CNPE, the energy policy council, includes the option for direct sales by mills. Brazil’s Economy Ministry would have to issue tax-related regulati...


Mauritius 2019 sugar output seen rising slightly

Mauritius sugar production is expected to rise 0,4% this year to 325,000 tonnes on the back of good weather, the Indian Ocean island’s Chamber of Agriculture said on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. Sugar, once a pillar of Mauritius’ economy, now contributes about 0,4% of Mauritius’ $14 billion gross domestic product. «Overall climatic conditions...

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