International Sugar Journal

World sugar output to fall to a three-year low in 2019/20 [Full subscriber]

Abstract Global sugar production in 2019/20 may fall by 6.4 mln tonnes on a local crop year basis to 180.3 mln. If realized, this would be 21.4 mln tonnes less than the record 201.7 mln tonnes produced just two years ago. However, the projected drop in global output is heavily dependent on significant decreases in output in India and Thailand, with especially the forecast for the former country always good for a surprise. Brazilian production is expected to fall even below last year dismal value and would then reach a 14-year low. So while supply pressure from the fresh crops…

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