International Sugar Journal

An estimate of European sugar production 2015/16 [Full subscriber]

Abstract Oversupply in the European Union after the surge in output to a nine year high in 2014/15 led to a sharp drop in domestic prices. As a result, the sugar divisions of many big players are generating no profits anymore. In fact, EU beet sugar output in 2014/15 had reached the highest level since 2005/06 – the last year before the reform of the EU sugar regime led to the closure of 83 sugar factories. The beet processors have been able to convince growers of the need for a significant reduction in area under cultivation. In some cases the…

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