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Civil unrest in the Middle East boosts refined sugar exports from Egypt [Registered]

Sugar refiners in Egypt are exploiting the opportunity afforded by the current civil unrest in the Middle East to export refined sugar Libya, Sudan and potentially Syria too, reports Reuters, citing trade sources. Egypt, which imports raw sugar primarily from Brazil, has increased its refining capacity and also has the advantage of lower freight costs in supplying rising demand for high-quality refined sugar in nearby countries. Violence in countries such as Libya and Syria has hampered domestic trading and increased the need for imports of refined sugar. In Syria, for example, the two main sugar refineries appear to be shut,…

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