International Sugar Journal

The dynamics of input costs in sugarcane and sugarbeet farming [Full subscriber]

This paper assesses the world cost dynamics of farm inputs like seed cane/ beet seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, cane harvesting costs, transportation fuel, land costs as well as indicative interest rates on cane/beet farming loans for a sample covering over 70% of world cane and beet production. When taken together, these inputs account for over half of total sugarcane/sugar beet production costs. Farm inputs such as fertilizers, transportation fuel, seed cane, but also beet seeds have seen sharp price rises over the past few years. For example, the derived ISO world seed cane price index soared by 95% between 2005 and…

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