Molasses on spoon

Worldwide molasses exports may continue to contract this year after falling to 6.3 mln tonnes in 2014 from 6.4 mln in 2013 and as much as 6.8 mln in 2012 (including EU intra-trade). This year's total may be 6.0 mln tonnes or less as stagnating sugar production...

United States - Seven-month high for DDG exports

US Dried Distillers Grain (DDG) exports in March 2015 amounted to 923,515 tonnes, a seven-month high, against 803,203 in February and 1.161 mln in March 2014. This brought cumulative exports in Jan/Mar 2015 to...

Thailand - 2014/15 sugar crop ends with 2nd best result on record

Thailand’s 2014/15 sugarcane crush ended on May with total output reaching 11.3 mln tonnes, tel quel, just 30,000 tonnes less than last year's record breaker.  Total cane crushing has reached 106 mln tonnes ...

United States - USDA sees smaller 2015/16 sugar production

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its first outlook on the 2015/16 domestic sugar balance that sugar production during that season will fall to 8.450 mln short tons, raw value, on an Oct/Sep basis...

China - Sugar production falls 26% in April 2015

China produced 756,100 tonnes of sugar, white value, in April 2015, down 26% from last year's 1,023,700, China Sugar Association (CSA) data showed. All of the sugar produced in the month under review ...

United States - USDA sees corn supply reaching new record level

Soy bean harvesting The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued its first WASDE report for the coming season. The USDA projects a 2015 corn harvest of 13.6 bln bushels (1 bu = 25.4 kg), which would be below last year's reco...

Thailand - Molasses production hits record high

Thailand’s 2014/15 sugarcane crush has reached 105.80 mln tonnes as of May 1 and is close to completion as daily crushing volumes have fallen to below 50,000 tonnes, industry data show. Crushing by the same tim...

Citrus pulp pellet (CPP) exports in April 2015 amounted to 2,572 tonnes, the lowest level in the current Jul/Jun season, against 29,596 in March and 2...

South Korea - Cattle feed output down more than 100,000 tonnes y/y

Total mixed feed production in South Korea in April 2015 amounted to 1.583 mln tonnes, up from 1.577 mln in March and 1.551 mln in April 2014. This br...

Netherlands - Resown area larger than expected

The Dutch beet crop is generally developing fine, the country's sole sugar producer Suiker Unie said. However, the total area that was resown reached ...

Russia - Sown area approaches 95% of target

Farmers in Russia had sown 928,900 ha to sugar beet as of May 12, or 92.7% of the plan, the Russian Sugar Producers Union (Soyuzrossakhar) reported. T...

Ukraine - Beet sowing down 27% as of May 12

Farmers in Ukraine had sown 236,000 ha to sugar beet as of May 12, or 99.7% of the area targeted for sowing this season, the Ministry of Agrarian Poli...

Russia - Government lifts wheat export duty

Russia's government lifted the duty on wheat exports from May 15, 2015 to help domestic producers. It had initially imposed the tax from February 1 un...

Philippines - Sugar campaign report - May 3, 2015

The Philippines produced 21,348 tonnes of raw sugar in the week ended May 3, down from 48,966 a week earlier and compared with 29,346 in the same week...

 

United States - Monsanto says would divest all of Syngenta's seed business

Seed supplier Monsanto said it plans to divest all of Syngenta's seeds and traits assets as well as some overlapping chemistry assets to get regulatory approval...

China - Government to lift ban on Indian rapeseed meal

A ban on Indian rapeseed meal imposed three years ago due to quality concerns will be lifted, China's quarantine authority, AQSIQ, said. Both countries had sign...

Mexico - Sugar campaign Report May 9, 2015

Mexico's sugar mills produced 206,283 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended May 9, down from 210,143 in the previous week but up on the 186,959 tonnes pr...

China - 2014/15 sorghum imports seen at record level

China could import more than 9 mln tonnes of sorghum in 2014/15 (Oct/Sept), a record volume and more than double the amount in the previous year, according to a...

European Union - Molasses imports at three-month high

Molasses imports in February 2015 amounted to 130,371 tonnes, a three-month high, trade data show, against 124,675 in the preceding month and 147,899 one year a...

France - AgMin cuts 2015/16 beet area to 392,000 ha

The French Agriculture Ministry's unit Agreste on May 12 cut its estimate of the 2015/16 beet area to 392,000 ha from 400,000 ha projected in April. This would ...

South Korea - DDG imports remain on record course

South Korea's dried distillers grain (DDG) imports in March 2015 amounted to 66,330 tonnes compared with 57,244 in February and 66,955 in March 2014. This broug...