International Sugar Journal

Brazil – Ethanol sales recovery stalled by stations not passing on gasoline price rise increases [Full subscriber]

Stations in large cities have avoided raising gasoline prices to maintain sales, despite rising refinery costs. Since April, the wholesale cost increased by 59%, while prices at the pump fell 4% in the state of São Paulo, according to data from Petrobras and the National Petroleum Agency (ANP), reported Bloomberg.

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Argentina – Government raises prices of corn- and cane-based fuel ethanol [Registered]

The Argentine government on 10 May raised prices for the purchase of bioethanol made from sugarcane or corn for mandatory blending with gasoline, reported Reuters.

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Coca-Cola and PepsiCo respond to sugar taxes with innovative strategies [Registered]

Sugar taxes imposed by countries including the U.K., Mexico, Ireland, and some U.S. cities were designed to change the behaviour of companies like Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo Inc., as well as consumers, but the response from the drink giants has been unexpected, reports Bloomberg.

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