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Vietnam to impose anti-dumping tax on sugar imports from Thailand

Vietnam said it planned to impose anti-dumping duties on raw sugar that originates in Thailand, claiming soaring imports are undermining its domestic sugar industry. It is reported by Nasdaq. The Vietnamese industry and trade ministry said on Tuesday a 33.88% levy would apply on Thai sugar, but a timeframe for when it will come into force has yet to be decided....

 
U.S. sugar stocks-to-use ratio reached 16%

The United States’ sugar stocks-to-use ratio, a key indicator to evaluate supply and demand, jumped for the second consecutive month and reached 16,1% on Tuesday, according to an estimate by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is reported by Reuters. The USDA had increased its stocks-to-use projection from 13,5% to 14,4% in January, due to higher sugar production in the United States. It boosted its projection again o...

 
In Britain, heavy rainfalls flooded sugar beet fields

Two months of heavy rainfall has left farmers lifting waterlogged sugar beet in Lincolnshire. It is reported by Farmets Weekly. Beet lifted by contractor Richard Ivatt yielded 48 t/ha at 15,5% sugar content, compared with 85 t/ha and more than 17% sugar in an average year at Deeping St Nich...

 
India 2020/2021 sugar output will drop almost 3% — ISMA

India is likely to produce 30,2 million tonnes of sugar in 2020/21, nearly 2,6% lower than previously forecast, after cane field yields and the rate of sugar extracted fell in key states, a leading trade body said on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Uttar Pradesh, India’s top sugar producer, is expected to churn out 10,5 million tonnes in the 2020/21 marketing year, which started on Oct. 1, down from a previous...

 
Thai sugar output dropped almost 3%

Thailand’s manufacturing output in December dropped a bigger- than-expected 2.44% from a year earlier as a fresh wave of COVID-19 infections hit business activity, the industry ministry said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. However, the manufacturing production index (MPI) should turn positive in January as the government has quickly taken action to contain the new spread and exports are exp...

 
India 2020/2021 sugar output will rise 13% — ISMA

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has projected sugar output to rise 13% to 31 million tonnes in the 2020-21 marketing year on likely higher availability of sugarcane, as against 27,42 million tonnes last year. It is reported by The Hindu. The country’s sugar output rose by 31% to 14,27 million tonnes in the first three-and-a-half months of the 2020-21 marketing year that started in October, in...

 
Greenpeace calls for a total ban on pesticides

The UK government is facing backlash after it approved the emergency use of a pesticide thought to kill bees. It is reported by EcoWatch. In 2018, the EU widened a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides because of their impact on bees and other pollinators. At the time, the UK government...

 
India brings forward target of 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline

India plans to achieve 20% ethanol-blending with gasoline by 2025, five years ahead of its previous target, to help reduce its dependence on costly oil imports, the government said on Thursday. It is reported by Reuters. Last year the government had set a target of reaching 10% ethanol-blending by 2022 - meaning 10% of ethanol mixed with 90% of gasoline - and 20% by 2030. India is the...

 
US sugar production is expected to increase by 12% — USDA

Forecast higher US beet and cane sugar production more than offset lower imports in 2020-21, raising forecast ending stocks by 111,093 short tons, raw value, and boosting the ending stocks-to-use ratio to 14.4% from 13.5% in December, the US Department of Agriculture said in its Jan. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report. It is reported by Bakingbusiness. Total domestic sugar production in 2020-21 was forecast at 9,156,000 tons, up 195,632 tons from the December forecast and up 1,007,000 tons from 2019-20. Beet suga...

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