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Brazil ethanol output decreased by 16%

Mills in the main sugar belt in Brazil kept producing as much sugar as possible late in May, driving cumulative output of the sweetener so far in the season to a 65% growth from a year earlier, industry data showed on Friday. It is reported by Reuters. Brazilian mills produced 8 million tonnes of sugar in the first two months of the new crop, up from 4.8 million a year earlier, cane industry group Unica said. Mills a...


EU sugar beet production is expected to decline

Dry spring weather and early pest attacks have hurt sugar beet crops in the European Union (EU) where farmers discouraged by low returns had already reduced sowings, but good summer weather could limit losses, growers said. It is reported by Successful Farming. It was too early to give precise estimates as sugar beets were only entering the key development stage but it was unlikely this year's yields would be abov...

 
India's sugar opening stocks to drop 21% — ISMA

India's opening sugar stocks for the upcoming marketing year starting Oct. 1 is forecast to drop 21% due to a decline in production over the 2019-2020 season amid low rainfall. It is reported by S&P Global Platts. According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association June 2, opening sugar stocks for the season starting Oct. 1 is forecast to fall to 11,5 million mt, reflecti...

 
ISMA increased India sugar output forecast by almost 2%

Mills in India, the world’s biggest sugar producer, are likely to churn out around 27 million tonnes of sugar in the current season that began on Oct. 1, 2019, up from the previous forecast of 26,5 million tonnes, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement. It is reported by Reuters. India’s sugar output is expected to rise nearly 1,89% this year from a previous forecast as the country-wide lockdown to stem the spread of the new coronavirus has...

 
India's sugar output falls 19%

Indian mills produced 26,5 million tonnes of sugar between October and May, down 19% from a year earlier, due to lower output in the drought-hit western state of Maharashtra, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said on Monday. It is reported by Reuters. The country is the world's biggest sugar producer and lower output could support global prices. Mills in Maharashtra produced 6 million tonnes of sugar from Oct. 1...

 
Thailand's cane output hits 10-year low

Thailand’s cane output in the 2019/20 season was the lowest in a decade, as prolonged drought undermined yield, a Thai cane and sugar agency said on Wednesday. It is reported by Reuters. Thailand, the world’s second-largest sugar exporter after Brazil, crushed 74.89 million tonnes of sugarcane in the season that ended earlier this month, producing o...

 
Indian sugar production dips 20%

Sugar production in India has registered a decline of 20% at 24,7 million tonnes as of April 15, as the season that started on a bleak note last October, nears its end. It is reported by Business Today. In November, sugar production was lower in the country by over 64% as unseasonal rain and floods had damaged crops in the south and western regions of the cou...


India's sugar production declines 22% — ISMA

India's sugar production dropped by 22% — to nearly 23,3 mln tonnes in the first half of the current marketing year ending September on lower cane production, industry body ISMA said on Wednesday.  It is reported by LiveMint. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. The country produced over 33 mln tonnes of sugar in 2018-19 but output is estimated to decline to 26 ...

 
EU sugar production will decrease by almost 500 thousand tonnes — S&P Global Platts

S&P Global Platts Analytics forecasts total 2019-20 EU sugar production will be down 428,000 mt on the year at 17.502 million mt as a result of dry conditions early in the season and heavy rainfall late in the season, meaning beet yields did not offset a reduced planted area in the main producing countries of France and Germany. It is reported by press-service of S&P Global Platts However, in the UK, AB Sugar said the campaign was "entering its final stages and is progressing well". British Sugar owne...

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