Global raw sugar prices have lost about two-thirds of their value since peaking at 36.08 cents/lb in February 2011 and world prices are now below the cost of production in many countries.This has been made worse for some countries by sizeable exchange rate flu...

Thailand - Sugar output heads for all-time high after rain

Sugar production in Thailand could reach a new record in 2015/16 after recent rain offset the effects of a strengthening El Niño to boost crop growth, according to the Office of the Cane and Sugar Board (OCSB)....

India - ISMA says 2015/16 sugar output may fall only marginally to 28.0 mln tonnes

India's sugar output in 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) may reach about 28.0 mln tonnes, only marginally lower than the 28.3 mln projected for this season, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said. This means that prod...

Brazil - Rains slow cane crushing in H1 July

Sugar mills in Brazil's Centre/South sugarcane region crushed much less cane in the first half of July compared with a year earlier and the previous fortnight because of heavy rains, Unica's latest crop update ...

Australia - YCS and rain prompt Queensland sugar crop forecast downgrade

A combination of unseasonal wet weather and the mysterious yellow canopy syndrome mean Queensland's cane crush is now unlikely to realise the 33 mln tonnes forecast, ABC reported. Mackay Sugar is the first to o...

India - Bajaj Hindusthan closes three UP sugar mills

Bajaj Hindusthan has decided to discontinue operations at three sugar units - two of its own and one managed by it - in Uttar Pradesh, according to local press reports. The move, which comes close on the heels ...

European Union - More CXL import licences awarded in July

The European Union awarded 41,400 tonnes of sugar import licences under its seasonal TRQ facilities for July 2015, hardly changed from 42,105 in the previous month but above 18,266 in the same month last year, ...

Sri Lanka's Board of Investment (BoI) on July 27 inked an agreement with MG Sugars Lanka Private Limited to revive the defunct Kantale Sugar Factory, ...

Indonesia - Industry Ministry issues raw sugar import licences

The Ministry of Trade has allowed the importation of 600,000 tonnes of raw sugar to meet the need for refined sugar by the beverage and food industry ...

India - Only 60 Maharashtra sugar mills apply for Central government soft loan

Nearly 60 sugar mills in Maharashtra have obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Sugar Commissionerate to be eligible for the INR18.5 bln ...

European Union - Crop monitor MARS cuts sugar beet yield outlook

The European Union's crop monitoring service MARS cut its forecast for the sugar beet yield in this year's EU harvest to 71.91 tonnes per ha, down fro...

India - Parrys Sugar loss widens in Q1 2015/16

Parrys Sugar Industries Ltd. said its net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 has widened to INR338.14 mln ($1=INR63.96) from a net loss of INR86...

United Kingdom - Tesco to remove added-sugar juices

Tesco is to remove added-sugar versions of drinks in the kids' juice category from September 7. The move will see some brands of Ribena, Capri-Sun and...

Switzerland - First beet test shows lower-than-expected beet yield

The first sugar beet test conducted at Switzerland's sole sugar producer, Schweizer Zucker AG, on July 21 showed lower-than-expected beet yields but r...

 

Italy - Sixth auction of Zuccherificio di Molise fails

The community owners of the sugar factory at Molise have been unsuccessful for a sixth time in selling the plant at an auction, according to local press reports...

United States - FDA proposes putting percent daily value of added sugar on food labels

Food companies would be required to label the amount of added sugar as a percentage of recommended daily calorie intake under a proposal by the US Food and Drug...

Dominican Republic - Sugar production declines in 2014/15

Sugar producer CAEI concluded the 2014/15 harvest after crushing 988,475 tonnes of cane into 100,449 tonnes of sugar, according to its executive vice president,...

Iran - GTC buys 150,000 t of sugar from Brazil

Iran has bought 150,000 tonnes of raw sugar from Brazil for domestic consumption, said Ali Qanbari, Deputy Agriculture Minister who is also the head of Iran’s G...

Mozambique - Sugar exports to rise 19% in 2015/16

Mozambique's sugar exports in the 2015/16 (Apr/Mar) season may rise by about 19%, reaching 305,688 tonnes, according to local press reports. In 2014/15 Mozambiq...

Russia - Third sugar beet test shows low sugar content

Russia's third sugar beet test for 2015 carried out on July 21, the first of the season that measured the sugar content of the beet, showed rather low sugar lev...

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...