Sugar beet roots

Global sugar prices fell to seven-year lows this month as the world market remained in surplus for the fifth consecutive season in 2014/15 with the strong depreciation of Brazil's real currency pressuring prices even more in recent months. With the decline of ...

Ukraine - Beet sugar output seen down at 1.1-1.2 mln t

Ukraine's beet sugar output is likely to fall to 1.1-1.2 mln tonnes, white value, in 2015/16 from last year's 2.1 mln due to drought, said Nikolai Yarchuk, chairman of the national sugar producers union (Ukrtsu...

Russia - Soyuzrossakhar raises sugar production forecast

The Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) said it has re-evaluated the sugar beet sugar production outlook for the 2015/16 season, now estimating this year's output at 4.75-4.85 mln tonnes, white value...

Brazil - Datagro raises sugar production outlook to 31.4 mln t

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region will produce 31.4 mln tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the current 2015/16 season, up from a previous forecast for 30.7 mln in July but below 32.0 mln a year a...

Brazil - Dry weather aids crushing in H1 August 2015 - Unica

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed 47.409 mln tonnes of cane in the first half of August, which was below the record 49.44 mln in the second half of July but it was 5.7% above the 44....

Germany - WVZ sees 2015/16 sugar output down at 3.2 mln t

The German Sugar Industry Association (WVZ) said in its first forecast for the 2015/16 season that sugar output is likely to fall to 3,210,333 tonnes, white value. Beets have been sown on approximately 289,00...

China - July sugar imports double on the prior month

China imported 489,329 tonnes of sugar, raw value, in July 2015, almost double the 248,144 imported in June and also up sharply from 283,145 tonnes in the same month last year, customs data showed. Imports were...

The second Belgian beet test conducted on August 24 confirmed the good results of the first test showing a theoretical sugar yield per ha significantl...

Pakistan - Sugar exports slow as season ends

Pakistan's sugar exports in 2015 continue to be higher than last year following a string of government support measures. However following the end of ...

United States - J&J sells Splenda sugar substitute to Heartland Food

Johnson & Johnson said it was selling its Splenda sugar substitute to privately-held Heartland Food Products Group in order to focus on other consumer...

Nigeria - Dangote forecasts self-sufficiency in sugar by 2019

Dangote Group's president, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said Nigeria would be self-sufficient in rice, sugar and other commodities in the next four years. Da...

Thailand - TCSC rejects all bids in sugar tender

The state-run Thai Cane and Sugar Corp. (TCSC) said it rejected all bids in a tender to sell 144,000 tonnes of raw sugar from the next 2015/16 crop, c...

Denmark - First beet test shows poor sugar yield

Nordic Sugar said the first sugar beet test carried out in Denmark on August 10 showed a sugar yield of just 7.34 tonnes per ha, down from 9.59 at the...

Russia - Sixth sugar beet test shows strong sugar yield growth

Russia's sixth sugar beet test for 2015 carried out on August 21 showed further strong sugar yield growth since the previous test, according to Russia...

 

Russia - Razgulay launches 2015 beet harvest

Razgulay group announced that it launched beet processing for the 2015/16 season on August 17. The company plans to have eight of its ten factories operational,...

Philippines - SRA sees slight sugar surplus in 2015/16, but no exports

The Philippines officially target to produce 2.27 mln tonnes of raw sugar in the crop year beginning September 1, all to be allocated to the local market where ...

Brazil - Government bullish on long-term local sugar consumption

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) recently updated its 10-year forecast for sugar production, consumption and exports. While the researchers hardly c...

Bangladesh - Government raises duty on sugar imports

The government of Bangladesh has increased the duty on imports of raw and refined sugar to discourage overseas buying amid a drop in prices due to ample supplie...

Pakistan - Punjab mills still owe farmers $44 mln

Sugar mills in Punjab still owe more than PKR4.5 bln ($44 mln) to sugarcane growers while the next cane crop is due in a couple of months, according to local pr...

Russia - Sugar beet harvest - August 24, 2015

Russian farmers harvested beet from 20,300 ha as of August 24, or 2% of the area sown to the crop for the current harvest, the Ministry of Agriculture said. Thi...

United States - ADM follows Cargill in corn syrup price increase

Corn syrup manufacturers Archer Daniels Midland and Cargill have kicked off annual negotiations with sweetener buyers by raising prices by some 15%, as feedstoc...