Sugar beet field

Global sugar prices fell to six-year lows in March as a supply glut and the strong depreciation of Brazil's real currency pressured prices in recent months. With the decline of the real valuelowering the lower floor for global sugar prices the benchmark contra...

Thailand - Cane crush close to completion

Thailand’s 2014/15 sugarcane crush has reached 104.25 mln tonnes as of April 16 and is close to completion as daily crushing volumes have fallen to five-digit levels, industry data showed. Crushing by the same ...

United States - Louis Dreyfus unit to contest ITC decision on Mexico sugar trade deal

Imperial Sugar Company, owned by Louis Dreyfus Commodities, plans to contest a US government decision over whether two US cane refiners are damaged by a US and Mexican deal to end a trend dispute over sweetener...

India - Government mulls reintroduction of supply control mechanism

India’s government is considering proposals to reorganise the sugar sector with a national stockpile of the sweetener and greater control on supply, following a glut that has left millers with sinking profit an...

European Union - First CXL import licences awarded since January

The European Union awarded 13,394 tonnes of sugar import licences under its seasonal TRQ facilities for April 2015, up fractionally from 10,420 in the previous month but slightly below 15,997 in the same month ...

China - Sugar imports surge in March 2015

China imported 494,896 tonnes of sugar, raw value, in March 2015, up sharply from 124,490 in the previous month and also up 20% from 413,382 imported in the same month last year, customs data showed. The jump i...

Pakistan - Farmers see sugar production down at 4.7 mln t in 2014/15

While the figures on Pakistan's sugar production in 2014/15 have not yet been issued by the mills, farm leaders estimate total production to be down at 4.7 mln tonnes, white value, from 5.5 mln a year ago, acco...

Poland's Beet Growers Association (KZPBC) estimates that beets were sown this spring on 180,000 ha, down 8.9% from 197,555 ha a year ago.Favourable we...

Germany - Sugar production ends up 31% in 2014/15

Germany's sugar production in 2014/15 rose 31.0% on the year to 4.49 mln tonnes, white value, from 3.43 mln a year earlier, the German sugar industry ...

European Union - Preferential EPA/EBA sugar imports - April 18, 2015

The European Union awarded 30,654 tonnes of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to April 18, down from 66,514 a w...

European Union - Commission revises balance sheet

The European Commission has raised its sugar production forecast for the EU-28 by 304,941 tonnes to 19.375 mln, white value, in its new balance calcul...

Ukraine - Sowing progress - April 21, 2015

Farmers in Ukraine had sown 194,000 ha to sugar beet as of April 21, or 70% of the area targeted for sowing this season, the Ministry of Agrarian Poli...

Russia - Sowing progress falls behind year-ago pace

Farmers in Russia had sown 374,400 ha to sugar beet as of April 21, or 37.7% of the plan, the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) reported....

Ghana - Self-sufficiency targeted in four years

Ghana targets to become self-sufficient in the production of sugar within the next two and four years, said Minister of Trade and Industry, Ekwo Spio-...

 

China - Nanning Sugar swings to loss in 2014

Nanning Sugar Industry Co Ltd posted a net loss of CNY286.7 mln ($46.27 mln) in 2014 versus a net profit of CNY49.4 mln in the previous previous year. However, ...

South Africa - Canegrowers hopes MoU will expedite settling of land claims

SA Canegrowers has welcomed the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the sugar industry and the Commission on Restitution of Land Rights (CR...

Philippines - Sugar campaign report - April 5, 2015

The Philippines produced 53,176 tonnes of raw sugar in the week ended April 5, down from 59,985 a week earlier and compared with 72,890 in the same week a year ...

European Union - Tereos sees EU sugar exports rising, imports falling after quotas end

EU white sugar exports will rise to around 3 mln tonnes after production quotas are dismantled in 2017 from 1.6 mln tonnes now, and imports will drop to 0.5 mln...

Sri Lanka - Government approves implementation of Bibile sugar project

Sri Lanka's cabinet has given approval to implement the Bibile sugar development project with the participation of farmers from the Badulla and Ampara districts...

Kazakhstan - Sugar beet sowing started in mid-April

Farmers in Zhambyl region started sugar beet sowing in mid-April, the Ministry of Agriculture reported. The total area under beet is estimated at 10,000 ha for ...

United States - Honey production rises to 10-year high in 2014

US honey production in 2014 reached its highest level since 2004, at 178 mln pounds, the USDA reported. Although the international honey market has a shortage o...