Grains harvest

Favourable growing conditions in the Northern Hemisphere and encouraging projections for the coming harvests in the Southern Hemisphere put downward pressure on world market prices for grains. Limited support comes from weather-related news from the US and Bra...

Germany - Nordzucker enters into partnership with trader August Töpfer

Nordzucker plans to acquire a 25% stake in August Töpfer Zuckerhandels GmbH & Co. KG, the two companies announced in a joint press release.Newly founded in 2014, August Töpfer Zuckerhandels GmbH & Col. ...

China - Sugar production may be lower than expected

Sugar production in China in 2014/15 (Sep/Aug) may fall to 10.5-11.0 mln tonnes, white value according to an industry meeting held in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Guangxi, the largest sugar producing state...

France - Beet sowing progresses fast

Beet sowing is again progressing very fast in France after a timid start on March 9 due to wet soil. But sowing operations took up speed from March 11 with 50% of the targeted area sown by March 17. This is fiv...

India - Sugar production reaches 22.18 mln t as of mid-March

India's sugar mills produced 22.18 mln tonnes of sugar, white value, in the 2014/15 crushing season to March 15, up 2.8 mln from 19.38 mln produced by this time last year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (IS...

European Union - Grain glut prompts 4-year low in molasses imports

Molasses imports in December 2014 were at a four-month low of 114,007 tonnes, trade data show, down from 162,371 in the preceding month and 149,611 one year earlier. Imports from Egypt reached a 14-month hig...

Thailand - Sugar production winds down slowly

Sugar production in the 2014/15 cycle is winding down slowly with daily production numbers falling to below 100,000 tonnes on two occasions in the week ended March 8, latest numbers suggest. So far in the seaso...

The Industry Ministry wants the cabinet to amend regulations under the Sugar Act to increase the area density of sugar millers. This is to help accel...

Ukraine - Sugar beet area may fall by up to 30%

The area sown to sugar beet in 2015 may fall by up to 30%, the national sugar producers association Ukrtsukor said. According to Ukrtsukor Board Chair...

Mexico - Sugar campaign report - March 14, 2015

Mexico produced 234,144 tonnes of sugar, tel quel, in the week ended March 14, down significantly from 266,674 a week earlier and also sharply below 2...

Germany - Record CGF exports

Corn gluten feed (CGF) exports in December 2014 amounted to 56,354 tonnes, down from 92,154 in November and 60,441 in December 2013. However, total ex...

United States - Citrus pulp exports continue declining

US citrus pulp pellet (CPP) exports in January 2015 amounted to 36,222 tonnes, compared with 87 in December and 44,116 in January 2014. This brough...

South Korea - 2015 tapioca imports almost halve on the year

Tapioca pellet imports in February 2015 amounted to 26,427 tonnes, compared with 27,122 in January and 22,532 in February 2014. This brought cumulativ...

France - Feed output at 15-month high

Total mixed feed production in France in January 2015 amounted to 1.790 mln tonnes, the highest level since October 2013, up from 1.786 mln in Decembe...

 

United States - Continental Grain's Wayne Farms files for IPO

Poultry producer Wayne Farms Inc. filed with US regulators in an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. The company is the subsidiary of privately-held ...

Vietnam - AgMin allows GM corn cultivation

Vietnam, which is heavily dependent on the import of corn and other raw material for its feed industry, is allowing the development of genetically modified (GM)...

Netherlands - Beet sowings make quick progress

Favourable weather has allowed Dutch farmers to make good progress with beet drilling. In the week ended March 22 farmers had sown 20,000 ha or 32.4% of the 201...

Australia - Drought conditions cut molasses exports

Molasses exports in January 2015 amounted to 8,526 tonnes, up negligible volumes in December and January 2014. This brought cumulative exports in 2014/15 (Jun/J...

Belgium - Beet farmers sow 16,000 ha in latest week

Helped by dry weather conditions beet farmers in Belgium were able to sow 16,000 ha in the week ended March 22 of which 14,650 ha in the catchment area of Raffi...

Moldova - Beet sugar output hit 177,600 t in 2014/15

Moldova produced 177,600 tonnes of sugar, white value, in 2014/15, the National Bureau of Statistics reported.This even exceed last year's bumper output of 135,...

United States - DDG exports off to a weak start in 2015

US Dried Distillers Grain (DDG) exports in January 2015 amounted to 708,861 tonnes, compared with 733,748 in December 2014 and 903,827 in January 2014. Major...