Fresh sugarcane

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...

Australia - NSW cane growers approve merger with Manildra

The sugar refining and milling operations of the NSW Sugar Cooperative have merged to fight off increasing foreign ownership of Australia's sugar industry, according to local press reports. Northern NSW cane gr...

Australia - Burdekin crushes 1 mln t as other Queensland cane districts stall in wet weather

The far northern cane growing district of Tully received a total of 469 mm of rain in June, not a record, but even the home of the Golden Gumboot could not have predicted such a deluge right at the critical sta...

Ukraine - AgMin sees beet sugar output falling to 1.5 mln t in 2015/16

Ukraine is likely to produce about 1.5 mln tonnes of white sugar from sugar beet in 2015/16, down from 2.1 mln in 2014/15, Agriculture Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko told parliament on July 3. He attributed the fall...

Russia - AgMin sees beet output up 10.9% y-o-y despite June drought

The Ministry of Agriculture reported that drought conditions have been observed in some agricultural regions in June, including key beet areas in the Central and Volga federal districts. However, with forecasts...

International - FAO sees sugar prices falling in real terms over next decade

Sugar prices are poised for only a gentle recovery over the next decade, and in real terms will decline, the United Nations and OECD said, flagging a "saturated" market for the sweetener in developed countries....

India - UP mills say crushing will be unviable in 2015/16

The Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association (UPSMA) - an apex body of private sugar mills in the state - in a letter to the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has announced that it w...

West Kenya Sugar Company has been denied a second milling factory in Busia County, according to local press reports. In a letter seen by local press, ...

Germany - Sugar beet row closure 2-3 weeks later than last year

The developing sugar beet crop had closed the rows in all areas monitored by LIZ (the common agriculture consultancy for growers delivering beet to No...

Mexico - New reference prices set

The National Committee for the Sustainable Development of Sugarcane (CONADESUCA) on June 10 adjusted the standard sugar reference price to determine t...

Philippines - Universal Robina commissions 46 MW co-generation plant

Universal Robina Corp. (URC) said it has commissioned its 46 MW biomass power facility in Negros Occidental, marking the Gokongwei-led conglomerate's ...

European Union - Preferential EPA/EBA sugar imports - June 26, 2015

The European Union awarded 47,096 tonnes of import licences to countries pursuant the EPA/EBA agreements in the week to June 26, up from 38,728 a week...

Brazil - Odebrecht to raise cane crush by 15% in 2015/16

Odebrecht Agroindustrial expects to crush 27.5 mln tonnes of cane in the 2015/16 crop, a 15% increase from the previous year, the company said.The sec...

Ukraine - T-Zukor leaves sugar market

Ukraine's third-largest sugar producer – Ternopol-based T-Zukor – has left the market, according to local media. The company previously owned six suga...

 

Brazil - Cogen capacity rose 21% in 2012-2015

Power market agency CCEE (Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica) reported that at the end of April 2015, cogeneration capacity in Brazil's sugar sector ...

United States - White House directs GMO regulators to update, improve oversight

The White House on July 2 directed the three US agencies that oversee biotech crop products to improve and modernise their regulatory "framework" to boost publi...

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 week earli...

European Union - Out-of-quota exports - June 26, 2015

The European Union granted export licences for 1,171.968 tonnes of out-of-quota isoglucose in the week to June 26, official data showed. This leaves 40,304.968 ...

India - Cane area seen down fractionally y-o-y as of July 3

Indian farmers had planted 4.368 mln ha to sugarcane as of July 3, up 210,000 ha from the previous week but slightly below 4.392 mln at the same time last year,...

Ukraine - AgMin sees beet sugar output falling to 1.5 mln t in 2015/16

Ukraine is likely to produce about 1.5 mln tonnes of white sugar from sugar beet in 2015/16, down from 2.1 mln in 2014/15, Agriculture Minister Oleksiy Pavlenko...

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, ...