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Brazil's Center-South sugar production expected to drop 27% — S&P Global Platts

Sugar production in the second half of April in Brazil's key Center-South region is expected to total 1,483 thousand mt, a plunge of 27% year on year. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. If analyst estimates prove to be right, this would be the lowest volume of sugar produced in any H2 April since the CS crop 2017-18, when 1,132 thousand t w...


Global sugar shortage could get worse

The global sugar supply crunch is about to get worse amid a food-versus-fuel debate playing out in top exporter Brazil. It is reported by Bloomberg. The South American nation is seeing record prices for ethanol as consumers there take advantage of easing Covid-19 restrictions and travel again, increasing consumption...

 
Coronavirus slashes Cuba sugar harvest

With Cuba’s sugar harvest poised to draw to a close as the coronavirus pandemic rages, production stands at little more than two-thirds of planned levels, an industry official said on Monday, indicating the smallest crop in more than a century. It is reported by Reuters. In yet another blow to the ailing Cuban economy, Jose Carlos Santos Ferrer, first vice president of state sugar monopoly AZCUBA, told the state Cuban News Agency that as...

 
Brazil sugar production is expected to decrease 33% — S&P Global Platts

Sugar production in the key Center-South Brazil region is expected to total 650 thousand tonnes in the first half of April, a decrease of 33% year on year, an S&P Global Platts survey of 11 analysts showed April 26. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. Of the 11 analysts surveyed, two large trading houses estimated the total cane crush would be between 9 million tonnes and 22б7 million tonnes. Th...

 
UK beet sugar production will rise 10% — British Sugar

Sugar production from Britain’s sugar beet crop is set to rise more than 10% with a smaller drilled crop area offset by a recovery in yields after last season’s virus yellows-hit beet harvest. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. Beet processor British Sugar says good progress was made drilling this season’s crop in March due to favourable planting conditions, and it expects sugar out...

 
China expects high level of sugar imports for next 10 years

The imports of sugar in China is expected to remain elevated for the next 10 years, reaching 5.52 million tons in 2030, growing at an annual pace of 5.8 percent, according to a report released by China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.  It is reported by Global Times. The high level of sugar imports will be backed by China's increasing sugar consumption level. China's sugar consumption will grow 0.9 percent annually, reach...

 
Brazil's sugar output down 23% — Unica

Mills in Brazil's centre-south region produced 174,000 tonnes of sugar in the second half of March, 23% less than in the same period a year ago, as operations in the new sugar season got off to a slow start, industry group Unica said on Tuesday. It is reported by Nasdaq. Sugar and ethanol producers in the world's largest sugar producing region crushed 4.99 million tonnes of cane in the second half of March, 33% less than a year ago, Un...

 
Frost damage to French sugar beet is worst ever

Successive cold snaps in the past week have destroyed between 30,000 and 50,000 hectares of French sugar beet, growers group CGB said on Monday, calling it the worst frost-related losses for the sector ever recorded. It is reported by Reuters. The estimate is higher than the 10,000-40,000 hectares of recently sown sugar beet that the CGB estimated last week would need replanting. Sugar beet plantings had alr...

 
Sugar beet set for losses as freeze hits French crop belts

Freezing temperatures across much of France this week may have caused severe damage to newly planted sugar beet, adding to the difficulties of a sector hit by crop disease and low prices in recent seasons. It is reported by Reuters. Parts of France have registered record sub-zero lows for April since Tuesday. But the arrival of intense cold just as sugar beet was emerging from the soil may have destr...

 
Egypt's Canal Sugar to start production before June

Egypt's Canal Sugar has started trial production and will begin commercial production before June at its new beet sugar factory, which aims to be world's biggest such plant, the chief executive said on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. The sugar produced at the West Minya project in the south of Egypt will be sold in the local market, which faces a deficit. «We expect to provide 1.5 million ton...

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