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Sucden sees global sugar supply deficit widening to 4 million tonnes

French sugar trader Sucres et Denrees SA, or Sucden, expects a larger deficit in the world’s sugar supply balance in the 2019-20 crop year (October-September), at around 4 million tons, due to projected decreases in output in India, Thailand and the European Union. It is reported by Reuters. Eduardo Sia, a sugar trader for Sucden in Brazil, said that sugar production in Thailand should fall around 10 percent in 2019-20 to 12 million tonnes, as cane farmers sw...


Brazil cane industry group wants tariff-free access to U.S. sugar market

Brazil should seek a tariff-free sugar quota agreement with the United States similar to the tariff-free ethanol quota it offers to U.S. exporters of the biofuel, the new head of Brazil’s powerful cane industry group Unica told. It is reported by Reuters. Evandro Gussi, who took over last month as the head of Brazil’s main sugar and ethanol lobby, said in an interview that if a tariff-free sugar quota was not accepte...


Egypt plans to build the biggest in the world beet sugar factory

Egypt's Canal Sugar plans to build the biggest in the world beet sugar factory. It is reported by Reuters. Egypt’s Canal Sugar said on Sunday it had signed a financing agreement worth a total of $169 million with a consortium of six banks. The funds, which consist of...


ISO cuts 2018/2019 sugar surplus estimate to 641,000 tonnes

The International Sugar Organization on Thursday forecasted there would be a global sugar surplus of 641,000 tonnes in the 2018/19 season, down from a previous forecast of 2,17 million tonnes. It is reported by MoneyControl. The inter-governmental body, in a quarterly report, said the smaller surplus was mainly due to diminished outlooks for production in Brazil and the European Union wh...


Brazil economy, gasoline price hikes boost ethanol outlook

Rising gasoline prices in Brazil and improved economic prospects in 2019 are boosting the outlook for ethanol sales and mills may once again skew toward the biofuel and away from sugar as the new cane crop approaches. It is reported by Reuters. Ethanol remains more attractive at present and mills will likely heavily favor production of the biofuel as the 2019/20 cane harvest begins in the center-south region in...


Indian sugar output will drop to a three-year low in 2019/2020

A drop in Indian harvest for a second year will potentially cut overseas shipments and support global prices that fell 21 percent in 2018. It is reported by Business Standard. Sugar output in India, which vies with Brazil as the world’s top producer, will likely drop to a three-year low next season as dry weather in some ma...


Sugar prices to rise as global market swings into deficit

World sugar prices are forecast to rise this year with the market swinging into deficit in the 2019/20 season, a Reuters survey of 10 analysts and traders showed on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. Raw sugar prices were expected to end the year at 14.60 cents per lb, up 15 percent from Friday’s close, according to the median forecast of responses. The world...


Brazil sugar firm Sao Martinho cuts view for cane crush growth

Brazilian sugar and ethanol company Sao Martinho SA cut its estimate for cane crush growth in the new season that starts in April to 5% from 10% expected in December due to below-average rains in the center-south region. It is reported by Reuters. Sao Martinho’s Chief Financial Officer Felipe Vicchiato said that it expects sugar prices to improve in coming months due to expected reductions in production...


Global sugar deficit in 2019/2020 seen at 1,36 million tonnes — Green Pool

The world sugar market is on course for a shortfall of 1,36 million tonnes, analyst Green Pool said on Friday in its first forecast for the 2019/2020 season. It is reported by Reuters. It also trimmed its projection for the global surplus in 2018/2019 to 2,64 million tonnes from a previous forecast of 3,6 million tonnes. There was a surplus of 1...


"Sugar World 2019" is the main business platform on Ukraine and Eastern Europe sugar market

3rd International Congress "Sugar World 2019" will be held on February 27 and the organizer is National Association of Sugar Producers of Ukraine. "International Congress for sugar beets producers and processors is the main business platform on Ukraine and Eastern Europe sugar market. The key players of the market are gathered every year in...

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