International Sugar Journal

World sugar output to recover to second-highest level ever in 2020/21 [Full subscriber]

Abstract Global sugar production in 2020/21 may rise by 16.3 million tonnes on a local crop year basis to 187.1 million. This is 0.8 million tonnes less than in the previous FO Licht forecast but still the second highest after the record 201.9 million produced in 2017/18. As far as the headline numbers are concerned, a surge in Brazilian production by 10.5 million tonnes and in India by 5.0 million will make up almost the entire increase as the changes elsewhere largely offset each other. Increase in global cane sugar production is mirrored by a drop in global beet sugar…

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