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European sugar beet farmers are cutting back plantings

Gloomy European sugar beet farmers are cutting back plantings this year, discouraged by poor yields and low prices. It is reported by Reuters. Production has fallen in the European Union, mainly pressured by a slump in prices, since an initial bounce when the bloc dropped its sugar production and export quotas i...

 
Cuba produced less sugar than expected

Hopes in Cuba that sugar exports would soften an economic slowdown and plug an exchangeable currency gap appear in vain, with state media reports of output at least 200,000 tonnes short of forecasts for the end of February. It is reported by Reuters. While no longer a top export and behind other foreign revenue earners such as medical services, tourism, remittances and nickel, sugar still brings Cuba hundreds of milli...

 
In USA, hard freeze could impact sugar cane crop

Louisiana’s sugar cane crop hit a record high in 2020, producing nearly 2 million tonnes of sugar. However, the recent hard freeze could impact the crop this year. It is reported by klfy.com. «We had some concern, but it’s one of those things out of your control, — said sugar cane farmer Taylor Blanchard, — Just pray for the best&...

 
Thailand to complete sugarcane crush two months early — S&P Global Platts

Thailand's sugarcane crushing operations for the October 2020-September 2021 marketing year are expected to end by early March, two months ahead of a typical season. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. The country's sugar cane crush usually begins in December and ends by early May, but a second consecutive year of dry weather conditions has led to...

 
Indian sugar output rose by 20%

Indian sugar mills' output rose by a fifth to 23,38 million tonnes in the first five months of the 2020/21 marketing year from a year earlier, while a few mills closed operations ahead of normal schedule, a trade body said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. The country is the world's second biggest sugar producer and the higher output could weigh on global prices. In the current marketing year that begun on Oct. 1, 50...

 
China and Serbia sign agreement on export of sugar beets to China

Recently, Branislav Nedimović, Serbian Minister of Agriculture, and the General Administration of Customs of China signed an agreement on the export of sugar beets to China. It is reported by Fresh Plaza. The export of dried sugar beet involves sanitary and phytosanitary requirements. The Ministry of Agriculture of Serbia will strictly regulate the production process o...

 
In Great Braitain neonic seed treatment will not be used on 2021 sugar beet

Sugar beet growers will not be able to use neonicotinoid-treated seed this spring after cold weather reduced the risk of virus yellows disease. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. Low temperatures during February mean that only 8,37% of the national sugar beet area is forecast to be affected by virus yellows by the end of August 2021. This i...


Global sugar deficit 2020/2021 will reach almost 5 million tonnes — ISO

The International Sugar Organization (ISO) published its February forecast for 2020/2021 MY world sugar balance, in which the estimate of the global sugar deficit increased to 4,8 million tonnes (in November report the estimate was 3,5 million tonnes). It is reported by ISO in its January report. The expected increase in sugar deficit is due to lower production estimates in the EU and EAEU countries, as well as Brazil and Thailand....

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