When we published our third estimate of the world sugar balance 2014/15 on May 4 we cautioned in the concluding remarks that "the future course of the Brazilian real will also determine the lower floor for global sugar prices", adding that "it is still too ear...

International - Australia seeks guaranteed slice of US sugar demand growth in TPP pact

Australia is seeking a guaranteed slice of any growth in demand in the US sugar market in talks with Washington on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact, a source with knowledge of the Australian posit...

Brazil - Raw sugar exports fall fractionally in July 2015

Brazil exported 1,952,327 tonnes of raw sugar in July 2015, down fractionally from 2,036,421 in the same month last year but up from 1,497,905 in June, Trade Ministry data showed. White sugar exports amounted t...

Poland - Beet sugar output may fall to 1.6 mln t in 2015/16

Poland's output of beet white sugar may not exceed 1.6 mln tonnes, white value, in 2015/16, the beet growers association (KZPBC) said on July 31.Farmers sowed beet on about 180,000 ha this season and the plant ...

International - Sugar and dairy disagreement prevents TPP agreement

The 12 countries currently in negotiations over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement announced late on July 31 from Hawaii they had not come to a common resolution on several key issues - namely ...

India - Sugarcane area up by 2.0% as of July 31

India's area under sugarcane cultivation reached 4.733 mln ha as of July 31, up from 4.642 mln at the same time last year, Agriculture Ministry data showed. After a good start in June, India's seasonal rainfall...

United Kingdom - Tate & Lyle expects verdict in ASR court case later in 2015

Tate & Lyle plc said in a trading statement for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30 that the group’s performance in the first quarter was in line with expectations and guidance for the full year remains unch...

The raw sugar import duty charged by the customs union comprising Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will remain at $250 a tonne in September 2015, unchan...

Kazakhstan - WTO General Council approves membership terms, only ratification left

WTO members formally adopted Kazakhstan’s WTO terms of entry at the General Council meeting on July 27. Kazakhstan will have until October 31 to ratif...

Germany - First Nordzucker beet test shows very high beet yields

The first sugar beet test conducted in the growing areas of Nordzucker in calendar week 31 (beginning July 27) showed beet yields slightly below the l...

Brazil - CTC to offer first GM cane from 2017, more to follow

Local press reports said that cane research institution CTC (Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira) will launch its first genetically modified (GM) cane bet...

Nigeria - Dangote Sugar refinery H1 pretax profit falls

Dangote Sugar Refinery's first-half pretax profit fell 4.5% to NGN9.80 bln ($49 mln) versus a year earlier, according to Reuters. The company, owned b...

European Union - End of April out-of-quota sugar stocks more than double y-o-y

Sugar stocks held by beet sugar producers and refiners in the European Union at the end of April 2015 amounted to 12.076 mln tonnes, up from 10.422 ml...

European Union - ACP sugar imports - May 2015

The European Union imported 107,654 tonnes of raw sugar at an average cif price of EUR481 per tonne from ACP countries in May 2015, compared with 148,...

 

India - Karnataka mills linked to politicians fail to pay cane dues, too

With dozens of farmers deep in debt ending their lives over the past three months, a clutch of mills with links to top politicians in Karnataka has failed to pa...

United States - Australia complains about influence of US sugar interests on politics

American sugar growers are donating millions of dollars to presidential candidates including Jeb Bush and influential Congress members, as part of an aggressive...

Belarus - Sugar production drops 12% in 2014

Belarus produced 743,900 tonnes of sugar in calendar 2014, down 12% from 853,100 a year ago, the National Statistics Committee said. It did not provide a breakd...

Mexico - Economy Ministry sets 0.983 mln tonne export limit on sugar exports to the US for 2015/16

Mexico will set a maximum limit on sugar exports to the United States of 983,247.92 tonnes for the 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) season, the country's Economy Ministry said...

Russia - Raw sugar refining down 3.9% as of July 27

Russia's sugar factories processed 569,100 tonnes of raw sugar into 557,700 tonnes of whites in the 2015 calendar as of July 27, the Ministry of Agriculture rep...

European Union - White sugar prices consolidate at low level in May 2015

The European Union has released updated figures on prices based on information submitted by EU sugar producers and refiners. The price given for May 2015 was EU...

China - Sunwin Stevia raises manufacturing capacity

Sunwin Stevia International, Inc., one of the top global suppliers of high-quality stevia extracts including Rebaudioside A 98 and Rebaudioside A99, reported in...