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...

Spain - Acuzarera's northern beet sugar output rises 35% in 2014/15

Top producer Azucarera's 2014/15 northern beet campaign came to an end on February 10 when its sugar factory La Bañeza, which had launched operations in the first week of November, ended beet reception after th...

China - Sugar imports rise in January 2015

China imported 388,766 tonnes of sugar, raw value, in January 2015, up from 365,976 in the previous month and up 33% from 290,902 imported in the same month last year, customs data showed. Brazil was again the ...

International - Thai sugar policy under scrutiny at WTO

Given that Thailand has increased its sugar exports by 50% in recent years amid a drop in global sugar prices, Brazil will question the country's subsidies at an informal consultation of the WTO Agriculture Com...

Thailand - Good weathers allows mills to break daily production records

Favourable harvest weather has allowed Thai sugar mills to achieve a string of daily production records in the week ended February 16. However, total output so far this season still lags behind last year.So far...

Belgium - 2014/15 beet campaign ends with record sugar yield

Belgium's 2014/15 beet campaign came to an end on January 18 when ISCAL Sugar processed the last beets, according to data released by the National Sugar Beet Institute (IRBAB). The country's only other sugar pr...

India - Sugar mills to struggle to export raw sugar despite subsidy

India's raw sugar production in the rest of this season is likely to fall short of the 1.4 mln tonnes that mills can export under a subsidy program announced by the government last week as the announcement has ...

The European Union has released updated figures on prices based on information submitted by EU sugar producers and refiners. The price given for Dece...

Czech Republic - Sugar production outlook raised to 605,000 t

The Czech Republic has raised its sugar production outlook for 2014/15 to 605,000 tonnes, white value, on January 15, up from a guidance for 570,000 t...

Philippines - Sugar campaign report - February 15, 2015

The Philippines produced 100,894 tonnes of raw sugar in the week ended February 15, down from 104,859 a week earlier but higher than 96,956 tonnes in ...

European Union - Preferential EPA/EBA sugar imports - February 20, 2015

The European Union awarded 21,238 tonnes of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to February 20, up from 17,762 a ...

Australia - NSW Sugar mulls sale to Manildra

New South Wales (NSW) cane growers are considering selling 50% of their sugar milling operations in the state’s northeast to big family-owned agribusi...

Mexico - Coca Cola says blow from soft drink tax softer than expected

The introduction of a tax on sugary drinks last year did not hit Mexican sales as hard as soft drink bottler Coca-Cola Femsa (FMX) feared, with volume...

Mexico - Sugar campaign report - February 21, 2015

Mexico produced 261,478 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended February 21, down from 271,088 a week earlier and also fractionally below 263,992...

 

Ghana - Works on Komenda Sugar running behind schedule

The site manager in charge of the new Komenda Sugar Factory, Srinivasa Rao, said that the new Komenda sugar mill will generate 3 MW of power from bagasse of whi...

India - Maharashtra serves notices to sugar mills for non-payment of FRP

Maharashtra's sugar commissionerate has served notices to 110 cooperative sugar factories in the state for not paying the fair and remunerative cane price (FRP)...

India - UP sugar mills speed up crushing to advance closure by a month

In a bid to reduce losses, sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are planning to advance closure of cane crushing by a month for the current season, according to local p...

European Union - ACP sugar imports - December 2014

The European Union imported 95,724 tonnes of raw sugar at an average price of EUR450 per tonne from ACP countries in December 2014, compared with 83,007 tonnes ...

Brazil - Qatar's Hassad Food eyes sugar assets

Hassad Food, the agricultural arm of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, said it was looking at possible purchases of Brazilian sugar and poultry assets as structura...

United Kingdom - Beet growers urged to drive yields amid area cut

Sugar beet growers are urged to drive yields hard off the smallest possible area to meet quota and help overcome a 24% price cut for the 2015/16 campaign, Farme...

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...