Sugar beet acreage decreased this year by about 80,000 acres (32,375 ha), registering 520,000 acres compared to 600,000 acres last season, a decrease of 13.3, according to the media outlet Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed.
Canal Sugar recently announced the conclusion of a contract for the reclamation of 100,000 feddans (42,000 hectares) in collaboration with Al-Diab group for Land Reclamation, which marks the first phase of its 181,000 feddans reclamation scheme in western Minya, according to local press reports.
The fertilizer shortage crisis in the governorates of Upper Egypt (South) impacted by supply chain disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic is likely to adversely impact cane output, according to local press reports.
Al Khaleej’s new build Canal Sugar factory is on track with construction and is set to produce 400,000 tonnes sugar when it starts production in the 2021 season, according to the chief executive Islam Salem speaking at the Dubai sugar event in early February.
Egypt – US$291 million injected in the Canal Sugar project – completion date set at 2021 [Registered]
The US$ 1 billion Canal Sugar project in the Minya state, headed by the Emirati investor Jamal Al Ghurair, signed three contracts worth EGP 5 billion (US$291.3 million) to complete the establishment of beet sugar factory complex along with agricultural production.
The Delta Sugar Company announced on 26th November that it has contracted farmers to plant more than 114,000 feddans (118,314 acres) of sugar beet this year, an increase of around 20,000 feddans over the acreage planted last year.
The Dubai-based Al Ghurair Group has agreed to invest US$333 million into a new beet sugar factory and supporting sugar beet farming operation in the Minya province, Egypt.
Al Nouran’s US$ 360 million beet sugar plant will begin operating its first of four production lines of 14,000-ton beet per day, by Spring 2017.
Egypt’s sugar output in 2015/16 reached 2.2 million tonnes according to the press release from Ministry of Agriculture issued on 23rd June. This is an increase from 2.158 million tonnes in the previous year.
While ESIIC has successfully sold the entirety of its sugar stock Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy said the company’s production is not well marketed even though it is one of the largest producers of sugar in the Middle East and North Africa region.