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Brazil's sugar production and exports rose spectacularly in the two decades to 2010 as the country consolidated its role as the world's leading exporter. Over the past couple of seasons, however, the country has been struggling with a number of problems, incl...

Ukraine - AgMin sees beet sugar output falling to 1.5 mln t in 2015/16

Ukraine is likely to produce about 1.5 mln tonnes of white sugar from sugar beet in 2015/16, down from 2.1 mln in 2014/15, Agriculture Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko told parliament on July 3. He attributed the fall...

Russia - AgMin sees beet output up 10.9% y-o-y despite June drought

The Ministry of Agriculture reported that drought conditions have been observed in some agricultural regions in June, including key beet areas in the Central and Volga federal districts. However, with forecasts...

International - FAO sees sugar prices falling in real terms over next decade

Sugar prices are poised for only a gentle recovery over the next decade, and in real terms will decline, the United Nations and OECD said, flagging a "saturated" market for the sweetener in developed countries....

India - UP mills say crushing will be unviable in 2015/16

The Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association (UPSMA) - an apex body of private sugar mills in the state - in a letter to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has announced that it w...

Australia - Court rejects Wilmar demand to unite legal battles

Supreme Court Justice John Bond on July 2 refused to hear two separate legal battles affecting Wilmar Sugar together, according to local press reports. 316 sugarcane growers are suing Wilmar Sugar for AUD10.3 m...

Pakistan - Sugar export fetches $171.8 mln in nine months

Sugar exports fetched $171.78 mln during the first three quarters of the fiscal year, according to local press reports. Pakistan's fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30. The sugarcane area stood at 1.141 mln ...

Universal Robina Corp. (URC) said it has commissioned its 46 MW biomass power facility in Negros Occidental, marking the Gokongwei-led conglomerate's ...

European Union - Preferential EPA/EBA sugar imports - June 26, 2015

The European Union awarded 47,096 tonnes of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to June 26, up from 38,728 a week...

Brazil - Odebrecht to raise cane crush by 15% in 2015/16

Odebrecht Agroindustrial expects to crush 27.5 mln tonnes of cane in the 2015/16 crop, a 15% increase from the previous year, the company said.The sec...

Ukraine - T-Zukor leaves sugar market

Ukraine's third-largest sugar producer – Ternopol-based T-Zukor – has left the market, according to local media. The company previously owned six suga...

India - Karnataka government to clear cane arrears from 2013/14, sets new deadline for 2014/15 arrears

Karnataka's chief minister Siddaramaiah on June 30 announced that the state government would absorb the dues to be paid by sugar mills to farmers for ...

Iraq - Trade Ministry tenders to buy at least 50,000 t white sugar

The Ministry of Trade has issued an international tender to purchase at least 50,000 tonnes of white sugar, European traders said. Tender deadline is ...

Algeria - Sugar imports fall slightly in Jan-May 2015

Algeria imported 847,145 tonnes of sugar in the first five months of 2015, down 3.1% from 874,035 during the same period a year ago, the Algerian Pres...

 

United States - Pacific Ethanol completes merger with Aventine

Ethanol producer Pacific Ethanol Inc. (PE) said it has completed its merger with Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings Inc. The company said the merged entity is n...

Australia - Sugar set to lose in TPP

President Barack Obama's top trade negotiator has signalled the United States is reluctant to allow Australian cane growers to sell more of their sugar in the U...

Mexico - Campaign report - June 27, 2015

Mexico's 2014/15 cane crush continues to wind down with just 22,628 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, produced in the week ended June 27, down from 32,139 a week earli...

European Union - Out-of-quota exports - June 26, 2015

The European Union granted export licences for 1,171.968 tonnes of out-of-quota isoglucose in the week to June 26, official data showed. This leaves 40,304.968 ...

India - Cane area seen down fractionally y-o-y as of July 3

Indian farmers had planted 4.368 mln ha to sugarcane as of July 3, up 210,000 ha from the previous week but slightly below 4.392 mln at the same time last year,...

Ukraine - AgMin sees beet sugar output falling to 1.5 mln t in 2015/16

Ukraine is likely to produce about 1.5 mln tonnes of white sugar from sugar beet in 2015/16, down from 2.1 mln in 2014/15, Agriculture Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko...

United Kingdom - Competition worries send Tate & Lyle shares sliding to a four-year low

Shares of Tate & Lyle fell to a four year-low on June 25 due to lingering pressure on sucralose pricing.Traders picked up on news that Kanbo International, ...