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India 2019/2020 sugar output to decline almost 22% — USDA

India's sugar production stood at 4.58 million tonne till December 15 of the ongoing marketing year, down 35 per cent from the year-ago period, owing to sharp fall in output in Maharashtra and Karnataka, industry body ISMA said on Wednesday. It is reported by Business Standard. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Mills had manufactured 7.05 million tonne of sugar in the same period of the 2018-19 marketi...

 
Indonesia to increase purity levels for raw sugar imports

Indonesia is revising its sugar import rules to increase the purity levels for its raw sugar purchases from overseas, said Indrasari Wisnu Wardhana, the Trade Ministry’s foreign trade director general on Wednesday It is reported by Reuters. The ministry’s current rules say raw sugar must have an ICUMSA purity level of at least 1,200 to be considered for import, and Wardhana said this will be lowered to...

 
Jamaica sugar production set to fall 20%

In 2019/2020, Jamaica sugar production set to fall 20%/ It is reported by Stabroek News. The 2019-2020 sugar crop year got off to an early start when Chinese producers Pan Caribbean Sugar Company (PCSC) started production on November 28. PCSC, Applet...

 
Egypt aims to supply 9 mln tonnes of sugar cane in 2019/2020

Egypt aims to supply local plants with 9 million tonnes of sugar cane in the 2019/2020 fiscal year to produce 950,000 tonnes of sugar, an official at the Agriculture Ministry said on Tuesday. It is reported by Reuters. «340,000 feddans (352,866 acres) of (sugar) cane were planted this year», — said Mostafa Abdel Gawad, head of the ministry’s Sugar Crops...

 
India's Oct-Nov sugar output drops 54%

Indian mills produced 1.9 million tonnes of sugar between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30, down nearly 54 percent from a year earlier, with many yet to start crushing operations, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Tuesday. 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 November, 279 sugar mills had started crushing oper...

 
Frozen harvest leaves bitter taste for U.S. sugar beet farmers

Weather during harvest season in the U.S. Red River Valley, a fertile sugar beet region in Minnesota and North Dakota, has to farmers felt like a series of plagues. It is reported by Reuters. Rain and snow pelted crops in September and October. That was followed by a blizzard, and then warm temperatures that left fields a boggy mess. Next came a deep freeze, r...


India 2019/2020 sugar production will fall by a record 21,6% — ISMA

Sugar production in India is set to decline by a record 21,6%, the steepest in over a decade, during the sugar season 2019/2020 as errant monsoon this year is likely to lead to a 12% less acreage this year. It is reported by Business Today. In 2018-19, India produced an all time high 33,16 million tonnes of sugar but for the first time since 2016/2017, the country will produce less sugar than the year...


Mills in Brazil's center-south region heading toward a new record-low allocation of cane to sugar production

Mills in Brazil's center-south region increased ethanol production and cut sugar output in the first half of November as the season draws to an early close, industry group Unica said on Tuesday. It is reported by Nasdaq. Plants in the main Brazilian sugar belt produced 786,000 tonnes of the sweetener early in November, 11% less than in the same period a year earlier, while ethano...


Global sugar production for 2019/2020 is estimated down 6 million tonnes — USDA

Global sugar production for 2019/2020 is estimated down 6 million tonnes — to 174 million tonnes primarily due to the 5-million tonn drop in India resulting from lower area and expected yields. It is reported by USDA in its November Outlook. Brazil and India are essentially tied as top producers. Consumption is projected to continue to rise due to record use in India. Exports are est...

 
Bad weather forces U.S. sugar producers to declare force majeure

Beet producers Western Sugar Cooperative and United Sugars Corp issued force majeure notices to clients late Tuesday, according to three market participants, after a cold snap hit large portions of the United States. It is reported by Reuters. March ICE sugar futures were up 2,1% in the session to $334,30 a tonn. Force majeure is declared when a company is unable to meet its commercial commitments due to unfore...

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