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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...

Africa - Sugar imports from Tanzania, Rwanda into EAC face stiff duties

Sugar exports from Tanzania and Rwanda to the East African Community (EAC) will attract full duty after the two countries were allowed to import from outside the bloc at a lower rate to cover for production sho...

United Kingdom - NFU and British Sugar agree sugar beet prices for 2016/17

A reduced sugar beet price for 2016/17 has been announced on June 29 after extensive negotiations between the National Farmers Union (NFU) and British Sugar. The price for contract (CTE) and industrial (ICE) be...

Brazil - White sugar exports continue to outpace year ago levels

Brazil exported 1.50 mln tonnes of raw sugar in June 2015, up from 1.33 mln in the previous month but hardly changed from 1.49 mln in the same month a year ago, Trade Ministry data showed. This brought total ra...

United States - USDA sees 2015/16 beet area unchanged, cane area up 2.6%

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its annual Acreage report that US farmers sowed 1.164 mln acres to sugar beet for the 2015/16 crop, practically unchanged from 1.163 mln a year ago but 17,700 acr...

Russia - Rusagro completes 2015 raw sugar refining

Rusagro announced the completion of raw sugar processing for 2015 with 183,000 tonnes of sugar produced from cane raws at its Valuisky, Znamensky and Nikiforovsky sugar factories after the past beet campaign. ...

European Union - White sugar prices hardly changed in April 2015

The European Union has released updated figures on prices based on information submitted by EU sugar producers and refiners. Though the price given for April 2015 was EUR2 lower than in March the numbers confir...

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...

Australia - CANEGROWERS refuses more meetings with Wilmar

CANEGROWERS collectives representing Wilmar Sugar suppliers in the sugar marketing debate will not attend further meetings unless the growing sector's...

India - Mills warn of shutdown in 2015/16

Many sugar mills will be unable to start crushing operations in 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) unless the government accepts the industry's proposal to link cane p...

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 ...

India - Carry-out stocks in Maharashtra may touch 5 mln t

Sugar factories in Maharashtra are forecast to carry forward a record 4.9 mln tonnes of sugar into the next sugar crushing season which will start in ...

European Union - ACP sugar imports - April 2015

The European Union imported 209,448 tonnes of raw sugar at an average cif price of EUR413 per tonne from ACP countries in April 2015, compared with 16...

European Union - March 2015 stock figures show less quota sugar, more out-of-quota supplies

Sugar stocks held by beet sugar producers and refiners in the European Union at the end of March 2015 amounted to 13.468 mln tonnes, up from 11.850 ml...

 

Netherlands - Cosun receives EU grant for PULP2VALUE

Royal Cosun has received a grant from the EU through the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) for its PULP2VALUE project proposal, together with six ...

New Zealand - Health minister rules out sugar tax

Tackling obesity tops the government's priority list – but it says punishing sugar lovers with a tax is not the answer.Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said the...

Belize - Crushing season to end in early July with record output

After 24 weeks, the 2015 sugarcane harvest season will come to a close on July 7, Sugar Industry Control Board chairman Gabriel Martinez said.He confirmed that ...

European Union - 30,032 t CXL import licences awarded in June 2015

The European Union awarded 42,105 tonnes of sugar import licences under its seasonal TRQ facilities for June 2015, up from just 13,450 in the previous month and...

India - Government notifies soft loan for sugar industry

Following up on its guarantee of providing INR60 bln assistance to the beleaguered sugar industry, the Food Ministry released the notification of the scheme on ...

European Union - Member states urge sugar price monitoring post quotas

Most member states have called on the European Commission to maintain a price monitoring system for the EU sugar market after production quotas end in September...

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, ...