Glove on sugarcane

After one of the worst years in living memory as far as financial performance was concerned the sugar industry in India is standing with its back against the wall. Most listed groups reported record losses for their sugar operations as sugarcane costs and suga...

India - Sugar output reaches 19.4 mln t by the end of February

India produced 19.4 mln tonnes of sugar, white value, in the first five months of 2014/15 (Oct/Sep), up from 14.528 mln produced by the same time last year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) reported. ...

Kenya - Kenya continues to lock out COMESA sugar despite lapse of safeguards

Kenya will continue to lock sugar from neighbouring states out of its market until COMESA ministers make the final decision over an appeal that Kenya has lodged with the regional bloc to have safeguards extende...

International - Thai sugar millers calling for WTO action against Indian subsidies

The Thai Sugar Millers Corporation Limited (TSMC) has urged the Thai government to seek a World Trade Organization (WTO) action to stop an Indian sugar export subsidy because it hurts major regional sugar expor...

Germany - Sugar campaign report - December 2014

Germany produced 1,113,828 tonnes of beet white sugar in December 2014, largely unchanged from 1,131,093 in the same month last year and 1,119,984 in December 2012, official data showed. This brought total su...

India - ISMA sees no problem from ethanol linkage of raw sugar export subsidy

The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) sees no major problem arising from the linkage of the raw sugar subsidy with the condition that mills must supply ethanol equal to a fourth of their capacity to the oil...

Brazil - Sugar exports slump in February

Brazil exported only 811,000 tonnes of raw sugar in February 2015, down from 1,747,900 tonnes in the previous month and also sharply below 1.470 mln shipped in the same month last year, preliminary Trade Minist...

Mexico produced 260,281 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended February 28, down fractionally from 261,478 a week earlier and also below 268,487...

Mozambique - Sena experiments with stevia

Tereos-owned Companhia de Sena plans to test the cultivation of stevia near its plant in Marromeu, Sofala province, in the next few months, according ...

Brazil - Bio-electricity production may rise by 15% in 2015

The current energy crisis in Brazil is creating opportunities for the sugar and ethanol industry of the country. According to consultancy Agência Esta...

Ukraine - Astarta aims for 60,000 t sugar exports in 2014/15

Ukraine's top sugar producer Astarta aims to export 60,000 tonnes of the sweetener in 2014/15, or 15% of its output, the company announced.The company...

Russia - Raw sugar import duty to rise to $240 a tonne in April

The raw sugar import duty charged by the customs union comprising Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus will rise to $240 a tonne in April from the level of ...

Ukraine - Beet sugar output ends up at 2.090 mln t

Ukraine's sugar factories have finished the beet processing season with a total 2.090 mln tonnes of beet sugar produced in 2014/15, the Sugar Manufact...

Cuba - Crushing season enters final stretch

Azcuba has produced 93% of the 1.8 mln tonnes planned for 2014/15 but officials still see a chance of making that goal before the harvest ends in May,...

 

Brazil - Grupo Ruette seeks bankruptcy protection

Local press reports said that sugar and ethanol producer Antonio Ruette Agroindustrial filed for bankruptcy protection at a court in São Paulo. The company oper...

United States - Florida Crystals wants state to roll back move to buy US Sugar land

Florida Crystals Corp. is pushing back against an environmental coalition seeking to attach the purchase of US Sugar property south of Lake Okeechobee to voter-...

Australia - ABARES raises 2014/15 sugar production estimate

Australia's state commodity forecaster ABARES has raised its estimate for the country's 2014/15 sugar output to 4.7 mln tonnes (raw value equivalent) in its Mar...

European Union - Out-of-quota exports - February 20, 2015

The European Union granted no export licences for out-of-quota isoglucose in the week to February 20, official data showed. This leaves 58,546.684 tonnes of lic...

Belize - BSI agrees to 12.5% wage increase over four years

On February, 24, the Belize Workers' Union and Belize Sugar Industries arrived at a tentative collective bargaining agreement (CBA) which calls for a wage incre...

European Union - Sugar stocks above year-ago level in November 2014

Sugar stocks held by beet sugar producers and refiners in the European Union at the end of November 2014 amounted to 12.033 mln tonnes, up from 10.957 mln at th...

United States - Stevia First Corp reports on momentum in California stevia production

Stevia First Corp., a California-based agricultural biotechnology company focused on the industrial scale production of stevia, advised that the results from th...