Wheat harvest

The current outlook for the 2015/16 (Jul/Jun) grains season is for a balanced market. For wheat, a slight surplus is on the cards, which is almost offset by a marginal deficit in the coarse grain segment including corn. Indeed, prices in recent weeks rallied ...

European Union - Official corn, wheat yield estimates cut

Cereals and grains The European Union's crop monitoring service cut its forecast for the average corn yield in this year's harvest to 6.71 tonnes per ha from 7.22 tonnes estimated late June, due to adverse weather conditions. Yie...

Mexico - Sugar output ends down at 5.985 mln t in 2014/15

Mexico produced 5,984,903 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the 2014/15 season, down 0.6% from 6,021,292 a year ago, Agriculture Ministry data showed after milling ended at the last two factories on July 11. Cane m...

China - Sugar production ends down at 10.556 mln t in 2014/15

China produced another 34,100 tonnes of sugar, white value, in June 2015 compared with nil in the same month last year when crushing had already ended in May, China Sugar Association (CSA) data showed. T...

United States - May DDG exports at ten-month high

US Dried Distillers Grain (DDG) exports in May 2015 amounted to 1.172 mln tonnes, a ten-month high, up from 928,120 in April and 1.077 mln in May 2014. No less than 864,777 tonnes went to China, which was an...

United States - USDA increases 2015/16 stocks-to-use ratio to 13.5%

A number of revisions made by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to both the 2014/15 and 2015/16 sugar balance raised the expected stocks-to-use ratio for 2015/16 (Oct/Sep) to 13.5% in the July WASDE repor...

Germany - Nordzucker financial loss persists in Q1 2015/16

Nordzucker again reported a steep drop in revenues and earnings for the first three months of the financial year 2015/16 (Mar/Feb). Revenues in the reporting period fell to EUR373.8 mln and were thus 25% below ...

Molasses exports from El Salvador in May 2015 amounted to 30,501 tonnes, compared with 34,266 in April and 13,950 in May 2014. This brought cumulative...

Germany - First P&L beet test confirms modest yield expectations

The first beet test conducted in the catchment areas of Germany's third-largest sugar producer Pfeifer & Langen in mid-July confirmed expectations...

France - AgMin revises area and crop numbers

The French Farm Ministry, through its unit FranceAgriMer, said on July 17 that farmers sowed 385,000 ha to beet for the 2015/16 crop, about 5% less th...

India - Balrampur Chini closes Khalilabad mill

The crisis in Uttar Pradesh's sugar sector, manifested in sugarcane payment arrears of INR90 bln ($1.41 bln), is spiraling, according to local press r...

Russia - New customs rules may boost wheat exports by end-July

Grain exports from Russia could rise by the end of this month after the Customs Service introduced an easier-to-navigate system for tax payments on sa...

Brazil - 2015/16 citrus pulp pellet exports start at three-year high

Citrus pulp pellet exports in 2014/15 (Jul/Jun) were 190,512 tonnes, one of the lowest in recent decades, down from 198,396 in 2014/15. The main des...

Netherlands - Sugar yield forecast at 13.5 t/ha in 2015/16

Suiker Unie said that 2015 is currently shaping up as a year that may bring average yields. The average sowing date was April 4, or more than one week...

 

Canada - Cargill opens canola processing facility

Cargill said it opened a state-of-the-art canola processing facility in Camrose, Alberta. The plant has the capacity to process over 1 mln tonnes of canola per ...

Indonesia - Government temporarily suspends corn imports

Indonesia's Agriculture Ministry has temporarily suspended corn imports to verify whether the current stocks have already met domestic demand, local daily Konta...

Fiji - Cane crush reaches 10% mark

Fiji's four sugar mills have so far crushed a total of 239,905 tonnes of sugarcane and produced 24,701 tonnes of sugar, according to local press reports. FSC ex...

Russia - Government may force grain exporters to declare deals

Russia's Agriculture Ministry has proposed forcing grain exporters to notify the government about their contracts, Interfax news agency reported, citing a sourc...

Australia - Sugar production to rise to 4.9 mln t in 2015/16

ABARES said in its quarterly June update that Australia's sugarcane crush is forecast to be around 33 mln tonnes in 2015/16, 1 mln tonnes higher than in 2014/15...

Canada - Alberta beet crop on schedule despite late start

Despite a late start, southern Alberta's sugar beet crop is right on schedule, according to local press reports. Hot temperatures and dry conditions, which have...

United States - Cattle herd rebuilding well underway after seven-year slide

The US cattle herd as of July 1, 2015 was up 2% from a year ago, continuing the trend that began in January and that reversed a seven-year decline, the US Depar...