Heap of sugar beets

Global sugar prices fell to seven-year lows in August as the world market remained in surplus for the fifth consecutive season in 2014/15. On the other hand, the sharp decline in EU sugar prices has come to a halt as the Commission reported ex-factory quota su...

Germany - WVZ sees 2015/16 sugar output down at 3.2 mln t

The German Sugar Industry Association (WVZ) said in its first forecast for the 2015/16 season that sugar output is likely to fall to 3,210,333 tonnes, white value. Beets have been sown on approximately 289,...

United States - DDG exports hit all-time high

US Dried Distillers Grain (DDG) exports in June 2015 amounted to a record 1.307 mln tonnes, up from 1.172 mln in May and 1.011 mln in June 2014. Out of the June total, 967,529 tonnes went to China, an all-time...

European Union - Stronger euro prompts six-month high in molasses imports

Molasses imports in May 2015 amounted to 159,066 tonnes, the highest for six months, against 104,707 in the preceding month and 237,200 one year earlier, trade data show. The May total included no less than ...

India - Petroleum Ministry proposes E-10 mandate from October

Local press reports said that the federal government has decided to boost the sugar sector by imposing an E-10 mandate from the next sugar cycle, starting October 2015. A decision in this regard has been taken ...

United States - USDA raises corn supply projection to record level

Corn harvest The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its estimate on the coming corn harvest up. The USDA now expects a 2015/16 (Sep/Aug) output of 13.686 bln bushels (1 bu = 25.4 kg), against 13.530 bln in its outl...

United States - USDA raises 2014/15 beet sugar, 2015/16 cane sugar output estimates

A number of revisions made by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to both the 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) and 2015/16 sugar balance raised the expected stocks-to-use ratio for 2015/16 to 14.6% in the August WASDE rep...

Local daily the Economic Times said that oil marketing companies (OMC) Bharat Petroleum, Indian Oil and Hindustan Petroleum have asked for offers for ...

Belgium - Second beet test shows third-highest sugar yield on record

The second Belgian beet test conducted on August 24 confirmed the good results of the first test showing a theoretical sugar yield per ha significantl...

Russia - Sixth sugar beet test shows strong sugar yield growth

Russia's sixth sugar beet test for 2015 carried out on August 21 showed further strong sugar yield growth since the previous test, according to Russia...

Denmark - First beet test shows poor sugar yield

Nordic Sugar said the first sugar beet test carried out in Denmark on August 10 showed a sugar yield of just 7.34 tonnes per ha, down from 9.59 at the...

United States - CGF exports show strength

US Corn Gluten Feed (CGF) exports in June 2015 amounted to 127,080 tonnes, almost a four-year high, up from 111,749 in May, which was an eight-month h...

Germany - AgMin starts move to ban GM crops

Germany's federal government has initiated a move to stop the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops under new EU rules, documents seen by Reuters...

United States - CPP demand from Japan remains strong

US citrus pulp pellet (CPP) exports in June 2015 amounted to a six-month low of 20,176 tonnes, compared with 48,257 in May and 665 in June 2014. The J...

 

Germany - Second beet test at P&L confirms modest yield expectations

The second sugar beet test of the 2015/16 season conducted in calendar week 33 in the catchment areas of Germany's third-largest sugar producer Pfeifer &amp...

China - Government to maintain corn stockpiling for another year

China, the world's No.2 consumer of corn, will maintain its controversial policy of stockpiling the grain for another year before it fully frees up domestic pri...

European Union - Crop monitoring unit revises downward expected 2015/16 beet yield

The European Union's crop monitoring unit MARS reduced its beet yield forecast for the upcoming 2015/16 crop to 71.35 tonnes per ha from 71.91 in July. This wou...

United States – Strong CGM demand from Egypt

Corn gluten meal (CGM) exports from the United States in June 2015 amounted to an eight-month high of 84,592 tonnes, compared with 80,008 in May and 104,912 in ...

Australia - 2015/16 molasses export season off to a good start

Molasses exports in June 2015 amounted to 8,505 tonnes, a four-year high for that time of the year, up from 21 in May and 89 in June 2014. Total exports in 2...

France - Second sugar beet test continues to show above-average sugar yield

The second French sugar beet test conducted on August 17 showed good beet growth amid a reduction in sugar content compared to the previous test resulting in an...

China - Ministry brings in permits for barley, cassava, sorghum, DDGS imports

China's Commerce Ministry will require importers of barley, cassava, distillers' grains (DDGS) and sorghum to register details of their purchases under a new sy...