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El Niño, the unpredictable climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean that can alter weather patterns and sugar yields throughout the world, is returning. Both the US and Australian meteorological services report that the likelihood of an El Niño episode has gott...

International - Animal feed to eclipse biofuels in grain demand growth

Changing diets in emerging countries will boost global demand for meat and dairy products in the next ten years, shifting grain supply towards livestock feed as use of crop-based biofuel is curbed by lower crud...

Australia - Parliamentary committee recommends industry code of conduct

More than 12 months after the announced exit of three major sugar milling companies from the Australian export sugar pool, a federal parliamentary inquiry has found the government should intervene. The committe...

Chile - ED&F Man makes tender offer for IANSA

ED&F Man Holdings Limited said on June 22 it was launching tender offers for all the shares it did not already own of Chile's Empresas Iansa and Inversiones Campos Chilenos, according to local press reports...

China - Sugar production reaches 10.522 mln t as of end-May

China produced 214,400 tonnes of sugar, white value, in May 2015, up from 70,700 in the same month last year, China Sugar Association (CSA) data showed. The rise in output in the month under review is due to la...

India - Cabinet approves INR60 bln interest-free loan

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on June 10 approved an interest-free loan of INR60 bln ($940 mln) to enable sugar mills pay arrears to farmers. Sugar companies had earlier sought government int...

France - Tereos profit falls 90% in 2014/15, more pain ahead

Tereos posted a 90% drop in net profit in 2014/15 (Apr/Mar) to EUR17.3 mln, hit by a sharp drop in sugar and ethanol prices. Revenue fell 8% to EUR4.300 bln from EUR4.697 bln in 2013/14. The drop in revenu...

Total mixed feed production in France in April 2015 amounted to 1.694 mln tonnes, down from 1.733 mln in March 2015 and 1.708 mln in April 2014, after...

Russia - Turkey takes 94% of April molasses exports

Molasses exports from Russia in April 2015 amounted to 15,145 tonnes, down from 22,258 in March and 34,281 in April 2014. The bulk went to Turkey (14,...

Guatemala – Molasses exports lose steam

Molasses exports in April 2015 amounted to 27,610 tonnes, a three-month low, against 77,543 in March, which was the highest for more than four years, ...

China - DDG imports decline on the month

China's dried distillers grain (DDG) imports in May 2015 amounted to 485,668 tonnes, down from 605,439 in April and 645,208 in May 2014, but still the...

Thailand – Tapioca chip exports break through 1 mln tonne mark

Thai tapioca chip exports in May 2015 amounted to an all-time high of 1.071 mln tonnes, up from 472,377 in May 2014. This brought the Jan/May 2015 to...

Vietnam - Sugar output falls 10.7% in 2014/15

Vietnam produced 1.42 mln tonnes of sugar, white value, in the 2014/15 (Oct/Sep) crushing season, down 10.7% from a year ago due to a drop in sugarcan...

Belize - Crushing season to end in early July with record output

After 24 weeks, the 2015 sugarcane harvest season will come to a close on July 7, Sugar Industry Control Board chairman Gabriel Martinez said.He confi...

 

Mexico - Government sells four state-owned sugar mills

Mexico's government successfully auctioned off four state-owned sugar mills with the total price pegged at MXN3.282 bln ($213 mln). At the same time the tender ...

China - AgMin targets lower corn plantings for 2016

China's Agriculture Minister Han Changfu said his ministry plans to make growers cut their corn acreage in 2016, as Beijing comes under pressure to reduce huge ...

Mexico - Pig feed output grows strongly

Total mixed feed production in April 2015 amounted to 875,494 tonnes, compared with 876,282 in March and 840,037 in April 2014. This brought cumulative producti...

Russia - Grain exports to China may start by year-end

Russia may start grain exports to China by the end of 2015, RIA news agency reported, citing food safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor. Russia is currently one of t...

Fiji - 2015 sugar production target revised down

Fiji's acting permanent secretary for sugar, Parmesh Chand, said at the 47th session of the International Sugar Organisation in Guatemala that the country is es...

Russia - Biogas production from beet pulp planned

Local press reports said that a RUB1.7 bln ($1 = RUB55.57) investment in biogas production from beet pulp is planned for the Krasnodar region. A facility includ...

United States - DDG market slides as China rejects cargoes

Rumours that China has cancelled cargoes of dried distillers grains (DDG) from the US has prompted the DDG market to fall by around $40 a tonne since the end of...